Though part of the ESK Art Team, I am honored to be included in Art Installation Design’s blog. I have been side-by-side with AID for over 7 years!
Working remotely during COVID-19 has allowed me to focus on my illustrations and spend more time in my studio. As a diary and exercise in documenting my quarantine experience, I have been making daily COVIDOODLES reflecting the ongoing epidemic, cultural shifts, and as a way to honor all those involved in fighting for this cause.
I was also fortunate enough to create a mural inside a closed event space in anticipation of the reopening of the entertainment industry.
The mural is an ode to WWII fighter planes nose art and features jungle animals as pinups. I have tried to remain optimistic and speak daily to friends and family as well as watching classic films!
All work copyright Justin Russo