In response to lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, New York based photographer Sharon Radisch has created a series of nifty still lifes using found objects around her home and neighborhood to keep her artistic temperament active.
The artist is known for her clean aesthetic and muted color palette, with photographic work that spans fashion, still lifes, travel, and interior design. This new body of work however, is a variation to her usual approach, with a different and compelling subject matter. For many artists, this current time has provided an opportunity for creative reset, and is a reminder of the everyday joys of life—should we find the capacity to look for them. “During my quarantine—almost 6 weeks now—I have been exploring my work and what it means to create during this time with limited resources,” Radisch tells us. “This work is representative of my daily quarantine routine; nothing was created outside of my home.” In the series of images below, objects including metal scraps, plastic bags, cardboard, string, and fruit are curated with artistic flair; their abstract forms play with balance and are intriguing in their composition. “We are all unique, but we are one; we are all isolated, but remain connected,” Radisch says. While our communities might be changed by the pandemic in future, series’ like Radisch’s are an engaging reminder that creativity can emerge through anything.