“Limbs” is a series created during the pandemic year of 2020 that I have continued into 2021 to express my lingering questions about a new beginning. Many times, I have said to myself, “When will this pandemic be over? Will it really be over even when we can be around others with no mask and social distancing? If so, will we really want to be around other people?” The frustration and lingering questions in my mind inspired me to create images of what I believe life after these devastating times will be like.
I think that in post-pandemic life some people will still isolate and be cautious, but everyone will have a new appreciation for nature. Rather than being attached to the people we once were around, we have become more in tune with and connected to ourselves and more identified with nature. The old way of connecting with people through hugs and handshakes has been replaced by the limbs of the trees.
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Nakia Young is a visual artist living in New York. She has an interest in creating abstract works of art using photography, mixed media, and digital art. However, her first love is working in acrylic on canvas. She is also a natural hair enthusiast and sometimes likes to use her 4-year-old daughter as the main subject in her pieces. Nakia Young believes nature is the perfect ingredient for creating her abstract art. @agedbysugar