For my creative response to my research project, I have created these collages onto wooden plaques, I have then placed them around Brighton and in the window of my own home. Each plaque I have created reflects on the themes that came out of my research workshops, and how they have related to my experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During these uncertain times I found it increasingly difficult to leave the house, to help with my anxiety I set myself the task of leaving a plaque behind on one of my daily allowed walks. I left these plaques behind anonymously, with no expectations of knowing anyone’s reactions, but hoping that they might bring someone some comfort and strength, as they have done for me.
I have also turned these collages into badges and distributed them to people around the UK. These badges can be purchased online, any money I made from these badges in May/June 2020 was then donated to the Emergency Relief & Hardship Fund for UK LGBT Asylum Seekers & Refugees, who were raising funds to help isolated and marginalised refugees and asylum seekers, during COVID-19.
Locations of these plaques can be found on this map:
For more information about each design, you can download the artwork descriptions below:
More badges can be found on my Esty page.