Selfie of a Selfie in Quarantine


  • Susan Wright


painting, selfie, quarantine, disequillibrium, COVID


Upon landing in Australia, our bus from the airport was greeted at the hotel entrance by 10 staff in blue protective clothing, plastic gloves, masks, and face shields. There was an orderly collection of our luggage and we each had a personal escort to our respective rooms. We were given verbal instructions and written literature on hotel operations and quarantine rules, including info about being swabtested for COVID on the first, fifth and twelfth day (and if healthy, being released on the fifteenth day).

This is a brief reflection of painting a selfie while experiencing the disequillibrium of being in quarantine during the COVID pandemic.  The painting and the process of creating it provided a means for me to lean into the disequillibrium.