Art Student's Paintings Depict Loneliness of Pandemic

Monday, September 13, 2021

THE GUARDSMAN (CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco State University student and artist Max Hollinger experienced that loneliness as well. Their first description of their own pandemic experience was as a service industry employee in San Francisco.

“As a worker fundamentally you are being used, [but] when it came to the pandemic … the stakes were my life, to keep a business afloat. That’s complicated: a lot of livelihoods were linked to that business. The only choice I could make was to stop working, and not everyone can do that.” This pressure and perilousness has been profound for most of us. Hollinger mentioned “Being totally out of my depth.” Vigilance fatigue compounds with sheer bewilderment at extreme aberrance.