Eva McParland (aged 14) | Overall winner of the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2020

Is this Normal? 

Pencil on paper

Eva says: "My name is Eva. I love creating art that reflects current events. I hope that through my art I can compel viewers to see these events from a different perspective.

In this portrait of my younger sister Ellen, I hope viewers will recognise how children are deeply affected by this pandemic. This will be an experience that stays with them forever. Being isolated from your friends for so long is not healthy. I want people to see this. I also hope to evoke thoughts about normality. Is the mask normal? Is there such a thing as normal? Besides art, I enjoy GAA and swimming. Being outside with friends always helps me to clear my head, something I missed early in the pandemic."


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