Christine Chang

Natural State

Class of: 2025

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Mixed media

Faculty: John Jerard

Prompt: Create a sculptural project piece that expresses and contains your response to the Covid crisis.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, air pollution has highly decreased. According to PNAS, lockdown events have reduced the population-weighted concentration of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter levels by about 60% and 31% in 34 countries, with mixed effects on ozone. Pollutions that human-created have decreased in general, and since human is not out there, some green and nature take over some little part of our life. However, pollution decreased, trash increased, especially plastic trash. In this artwork, I want to show in a more surreal style that nature has reclaimed the world around us because of covid. People are forced to live with the products of their own wastefulness and reflect on their own living environment and the pristine beauty of nature separated by a mere wall.