Quaranzine is a weekly collection of creative works from the Arlington community that documents how we responded to this strange time we find ourselves in. Submit your own work.
Violet Radzin, "Dr. Anthony Fauci" - A portrait of Dr. Fauci by Violet, age (almost) 3
Allison Coyle, "Summer Essence" - I created some mini paintings on a canvas pad using acrylic while on a zoom chat with some friends. They were fun and I found it easy to hop around while the paint dried and not worry so much about little details.
Jonina Duker, "My Coronavirus Six-Word Memoir" - Speaks for itself
Aria Reynolds, "Melted Bowl" - Melted beads molded into a 4.25" diameter bowl.
Alex Bowman, "Screaming Cat"
Callie Dower, "Sunsets" - A sunset over a lake that shows the reflection of the trees. Birds flying in the distance. The moon is there. I know it’s supposed to be a sun but I like the idea of the moon being there.
David Stanley, "Safe Place When the Sky is Falling" - This image portrays the idea of getting a perspective on your surroundings when it seems like the sky is falling.
Divya Konduri, "How Animals Reacted to the Quarantine!" - I got this idea from our neighborhood because I have seen animals more often lately. I've noticed the birds chirping and bunny and deer have been out and about more. I thought to myself, "what if animals had party decorations?" So, I made it like "we're free! No one can bother us anymore and we can finally can eat in peace!!!"
Elle DiPasquale, "Seashells in Arlington" - We may not get to go on our beach trip this year, but we will read books, learn through bookflix and explore & paint shells from past trips! So much to learn about the ocean. So much time to learn in quarantine.
Freya Kalanchoe, "Getting Through This Together" - I hope this poem enlightens anyone who needs help or support right now.
Diya Garg, "The Rabbit House" - The bunny house is a building where 3 bunnies live. And the entrance is shaped like a rainbow
Liese McCullough, "Trader Joes" - Dawn on the way to work
Ever McKinney, "Tank Mask ("splatter mask" "schrapnel mask") " - Stainless steel European 4-in-1 chain weave; wet-molded leather; cotton. I have been making chainmaille and scale maille pieces for roughly eight years. This is not the greatest skill to have when making masks to combat viral infections. Nevertheless, I Googled "chainmaille mask" to see what was out there, and I was immediately struck by World War One-era tank masks. These masks were worn by tank gunners to protect their faces against schrapnel. They are heavy and strong and yet vulnerable to other dangers of war, such as poisonous gas and infection. I knew I immediately had to make one of these masks to manifest some of my pandemic emotions.
Juliet Antipolo, "Paint Nites at Home" -I used to attend paint nites regularly in Arlington and DC. Now I do this at home while watching the instructor on zoom. This night, the instructor was in Arizona.
Mark Charette, "Bumble bee: Halquist Hospice" - Hosta flowers have begun to open. As soon as sprinklers shut off, the bees start collecting pollen.
Nadia Lachhab, "Be Yourself" - I created this as a reflection of myself. I took the photo and edited it! I am proud of my work, and of being myself!
Lilian Thompson, "Boomerang Design"
Tanish Singh, "Professor Dumbledore from Harry Potter" - I have been learning to sketch the characters from Harry Potter during this quarantine period. This is Professor Dumbledore.
Saira Bagai, "Good (Humans) over Evil (COVID-19)" - I made this art thinking about COVID-19 and how it has changed our lives, and how all the doctors and nurses have gotten together to defeat it. We have to stay calm, think positive, do our part by staying at home, and things will get better; as good always wins over evil. The bright yellow border side of my art is happy and bright for good and the dark border side is showing evil.
Oliver Reynolds, "Tree Branches" - Markers and water color
Sarah Holcomb, "Juneteenth Bike Ride for Justice" - On June 20, bikers of all ages met at Northside Social in Clarendon and rode to the Lincoln Memorial, stopping traffic along the way, to protest the killing of countless black Americans by police.
DELETE_Sedona & Heather Reichert & Stemas, "Here Is the One Thing"- Daughter and Mother collaboration-poem and response art (pen) about racism