Morning Original: Students explore world of COVID-19 through art
Under COVID-19 'stay-at-home' orders, art students stuck inside were assigned to recreate the world they could see through their windows--a meditative exercise that allows them to explore their individuality, as well as understand the perspective of others.
YOU CAN DECIDE FOR YOURSELF WHETHER IT LOOKS LIKE GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING. THIS WAS THE SEASON OPENER. >>> SOME ART STUDENTS IN WAYNE COUNTY OFFER A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE PANDEMIC. IN OUR MORNING ORIGINAL BRIAN MIMS TELL US THERE IS STILL BEAUTY TO BE FOUND. >> Reporter: THIS FINE ARTS PROFESSOR CHALLENGED HER STUDENTS, LOOK PAST COVID-19 FEARS TO FIND PEACE AND CLARITY. >> I ASKED THE STUDENTS TO SPEND A WEEK SIMPLY OBSERVING THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF EACH WINDOW OF THEIR HOMES. >> MEDITATE ON IT AND SHOES A VIEW TO RE-CREATE. >> IT GAVE ME THE BEST VIEW ABOUT FIVE. TO ME, NATURE HAS ALWAYS BROUGHT A POSITIVE FEELING. >> OUTSIDE OF SYDNEY'S WINDOW A HAPPY SCENE. >> IT WAS A CHILD JUMPING ON HIS TRAMPOLINE. IT WAS THERE AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. >> SHE AND HER STUDENTS MISS THEIR PERSONAL INTERACTIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA, MASKS, AND SHORT TEMPERS SEEM TO DOMINATE, BUT THESE WINDOWS OFFER A FULL VIEW OF THE SOON TO COME. >> GETTING SCHOOL BACKUP, NOBODY GETTING SICK ANYMORE. >> THAT IS THE POWER OF ART. >> CREATIVITY HAS THE POWER TO BRING AWARENESS, HOPE AND HEALING.