Alex Kisilevich, Artist
From talking a lot more with family and trying to be there for friends and folks who are living alone, to gathering supplies for my ageing parents, an elderly neighbour, my partner and myself – it’s been busy! This paired with listening to and reading the news has been causing a fair bit of stress which at times has compromised my ability to work. On the other side of the coin, there are moments of selfish happiness for the pockets of time I’ve been able to work on art. Right now I’ve been working in the studio on a video piece that I was previously putting off. I intend to exhibit it in a group show later this year – provided the exhibition isn’t cancelled or postponed.
If there were ever a time for a creative project that you wanted to pursue, now can absolutely be that time to work on it. However silly or serious, large or small, if the supplies are within reach, try it out. It could be writing a poem, building a chair, taking a funny picture, putting some strange objects together or making a dish you’ve never made before. Working on something creative with your hands, however trivial, can feel absolutely wonderful.