Dorothy during Covid-19

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic these drawings focus on 91-year old Dorothy at Maryfield West Care Home in Aberdeen.

Dorothy has been living at the care home since the summer of 2018. She used to work as a headmistress in Aberdeen.

The clip below captures Dorothy’s side of one of our telephone conversations held under COVID-19 lockdown. The conversation highlights her beautiful Aberdonian accent and gentle nature, whilst appealing to the audience to imagine the rest of the dialogue. The work establishes our connection set in the background of our respective quarantine.

Drawings show Dorothy climbing the stairs to her room (as the lift was broken that day), at the hairdresser when she is looking at herself in the mirror and during dinner when she is waiting for the food to arrive (sausages and mash that time) –  5 to 10 minute drawings in pencil between A4 and A2 in size.