An interview taken from our June Issue. In this special issue, we wanted to give light to artists, especially illustrators and painters, to know how to quarantine time affected their lives and their process. We wanted to showcase a different story, different arts to give a voice and platform for these creators.
KALTBLUT: It’s been almost 2 months since self-isolation has been enforced worldwide, how are you feeling? Barbara: Quite a bit better now but still feeling the uncertainty.
KALTBLUT: What have you been doing to pass your time in quarantine? Barbara: I think for most of the beginning of this lockdown/isolation I was oscillating between anxious and depressive thoughts and found it very hard to be productive and that my hands were quite tied up. It was very hard to dive into creative mode again. I think social media pressure really didn’t help, and as much as I think it’s nice to see people baking bread, finally organising their underwear drawers and promoting quarantine as a blessing for productivity, for most of us just to be able to cope with the scenario is enough, and this was quite hard for me to accept, but was also really lucky to have a partner during the whole thing.
KALTBLUT: How has the situation affected your work? Barbara: It was quite drastic, I lost my side job and was not able to go to the studio for over a month, so I had to find new alternatives to produce work.