COVID Creativity: Assemblage by Lisa Etre

COVID Creativity is a new Source arts feature highlighting the work of our creative readers as they respond to a time of global pandemic. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share with us new works that have been created as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poetry and creative prose submissions are limited to 1,500 words and should include a brief bio of the writer.

Visual art submissions should include at least one high quality image or video and a very brief bio along with an artist’s statement that speaks to the inspiration of the work. The statement should include the title if there is one, the medium used and what the work means to you.

Please send submissions and questions to [email protected]

2020 Zoom. Found Object Assemblage. Lisa Etre. 2020.

“The images in the squares resemble human skulls peering out from behind closed windows. They represent the lost identities of the tens of thousands of people who passed away in the last two months from the coronavirus.”

– Lisa Etre

Lisa Etre is an artist and life-long resident of the V.I. She collaborated with her sister Pam on this piece as they sheltered in place at Lisa’s home on St. John during the pandemic. They were inspired by the grid of multiple faces on Zoom call screens and the need for people to social distance.