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la vitrine


This is my entry for the Shelter In Place art jam. The title, la vitrine, is French for "the glass case," as in one you'd find in high-end and tech shops. I drew the outlines on MS PowerPoint, and coloured the lot on Autodesk Sketchbook.

I'd always wanted an excuse to do a study drawing of our living room. I finally have an excuse. It's... a lot tidier than the room in question actually is, but it's also the room where we spend a lot of our time doing things alone and/or together.

The reasons why I went with this glass box are tied to the circumstances in which my fiancé and I live.

We live in a tiny ground-floor council flat, with no means of keeping a distance of two metres between each other because of the size of the flat. My fiancé, my beloved, is doubly immunocompromised from hyper IGE syndrome and functional neurological disorder (hence the walking stick), and as such is strictly not allowed to go out for the next twelve weeks. I'm going in and out getting shopping and need to be extremely careful, for his sake as much as mine -- and no proverbial glass case can protect us if we aren't careful.

Anything in a glass case can be looked in from outside, and this is kind of a look inside from out. This drawing is a glass cage, incidentally, because there are no visible doors or windows, which prompted the question related to a work in progress of this: "how do you get out of here?" to which someone else gave the answer, "you simply clip through the floor."

I started this on 20 March and finished it today, 23 March. I don't think I can do much more with it.





Sleeve cover version, for the upcoming solo track hallowed silence:


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Not sure if it was intentional, for all I know you made it that way so you could blend it in with the black background of the description box, but the two people, sitting in a room which is a large cube with darkness on the outside, reminds me of my view of isolation in general. It's one of the reasons why I see downsides of Self-Isolation in this pandemic. Granted, in the practical sense it's good, because it protects your physical health. However, people overlook the thoughts and feelings of one or two people in isolation. That being surrounded by nothingness every day could drive one insane. I even did an audio drama series based off that.

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4.45 / 5.00

Mar 23, 2020
10:26 AM EDT
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2034 x 2362 px
11.3 MB

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