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Ena, 12 (San Francisco, CA)

Materials used: cardboard, paint, corkboard, plastic eggshells, plastic flowers, cardstock, paper

























"Last year, in the first few months of quarantine, I was feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, but most of all, alone. We have all had those moments of feeling a crushing loneliness, of wanting to dig a hole and stay there. These feelings of isolation have only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and sometimes it is hard to realize that many others are experiencing the same thing. On the surface, flowers are bright and blooming and the sky is blue and clear, but underneath, the reality might be darker and lonelier.

"Making this piece helped me express my emotions through art, which I didn't know was possible. I love how the different textures combined to show different aspects of what we are all going through. I hope this can encourage people to reach out to others who might be experiencing similar feelings during these difficult times." -Ena

Reader Interactions


  1. Wow, this is a moving, complex piece of art that elicits layers of emotions. The essence of the powerful emotion of loneliness is perfectly captured by this artist.

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