20 September 2021
Judy Millar on How Art is Helping People Cope with COVID-19
Judy Millar spoke with Stuff about how art is helping people cope with COVID-19.
""During lockdown, the only call on her time was her work, which meant increased artistic focus. “The phone didn’t ring, there was no-one on the road, there was no-one walking by. The intensity became quite extreme. Because there are no distractions, you can go into things in a deep way.”
The Covid-19 virus had caused people sickness, suffering and death. Artists were particularly sensitive to that, Millar said. “My work certainly is a way to experience the world–a way to cope. It always has been. It’s a way for me to think through my own existence.
“You’re very permeable as an artist–things pass through you, and you pick them up. It affects us all, in whatever we’re doing.”"
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