Melody Hesaraky is a NYC based artist whose illustrations are currently reflecting city life during the Covid 19 pandemic. In this time of solitude and often frustration, Covid inspired artwork can be both a powerful political statement, as well as a way to keep one’s sanity.
Says the artist, “This series of illustrations are inspired by the current situation here in New York City, where I currently live and work. It is quiet out and it feels like the loud, vibrant, bustling city is now mired in slow motion. It’s like I’m watching a surreal movie. Everything I have been reading lately starts with “Due to COVID-19.. IT IS CANCELED”. Everything from my own art exhibitions to conferences I was supposed to attend, to events, concerts, talks, etc.; all have been canceled.
I am creating on a daily basis and these recent illustrations are portraying how it feels to be self isolated these days. like my other illustrations music was one of the leading forces while creating them, this time in a room on my headphones! I wished to produce a pure and transcendental art form and not just use a familiar image. I use music as an analogy or metaphor in my designs and artistic expression. By listening to music and emulating it in my work, I have discovered unconventional techniques in my pattern designs and art-making approach. Like music, my work was created from the depth of my inner self and the purest way to express this is letting the rhythm leads what I draw. These fashion illustrations are visually communicating the magic of music. You can perhaps dream without words and fly through time and space without moving by looking at them.”
Covid Inspired Artwork (as well as any other inspired artwork) can be submitted to Trend Privé Magazine through our regular channels. To see more from Melody Hesaraky visit her channels linked here: