Call the Doctor
Pencil on 180 gsm cartridge paper
Size 59 x 42cm
As an artist, I have always been fascinated by the intersection between history and contemporary events. My latest drawing, which depicts a plague doctor walking through a desolated Newcastle upon Tyne, is a reflection of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our world.
The image captures a world that has been destroyed by the effects of the virus, which has ravaged humanity for over a decade. The plague doctor, a symbol of the past, wanders through this desolate landscape, carrying a skull with a candle that burns brightly inside. This candle represents hope and the possibility of renewal in the midst of devastation.
The crows that circle overhead add to the sense of foreboding and despair, while the red-eyed crow perched on the doctor's shoulder represents the darkness and chaos surrounding us in times of crisis.
I hope that this drawing will inspire reflection on the impact of the pandemic on our lives and our world while also offering a message of resilience and hope. Despite the challenges we face, we can find a way forward, guided by the light of hope and the strength of our collective humanity.