Janice Patton

Rainbow (After the Storm)

Artist Statement

I’ve always been in awe with the art of beading. Beadwork is considered old form of artwork and has taken on a revitalization in the past few years.

I was taught the art of beadwork from my sister in law and a friend of mine approximately 10 yrs ago.

After seeing all the beautiful masks that people created on Facebook and Instagram. I felt compelled to create my own mask.

I am a nurse and have been taking care of the people in my community for more than 26yrs
After the Pandemic hit, everything changed, we now live in a different world where the mask has taken on a new meaning. The mask has become part of our everyday life both at work and leisure.

I chose the colours of the rainbow for my mask because a rainbow after a storm(Covid19) brings calming winds, beautiful blue skies and the sun , which to me means a renewed humanity, that there will be days ahead ,that there will be a vaccine in the future BUT until then this is our new normal.

Janice Patton Rainbow (After the Storm)