Missing You Today 你还好吗?

Zhao Hong 赵宏
b. 1967

Missing You Today
34 x 34 cm
Chinese ink and colour pigment on rice paper

疫情之下封城隔离连机场都关闭 不能出远门 不能旅行 去看望远方的你 你还好 吗此致敬礼

First identified in 2019, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) quickly spread worldwide, resulting in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of the avenues of viral transmission and medical decisions made to protect public health, border control and restrictions were implemented worldwide as governments raced to stabilise the pandemic within their countries.

Restrictions on travel severely hampered the ability to conduct business trips, no less to say that casual trips for leisure and family were made impossible.

As the pandemic situation improved and the global population showed signs of resilience towards the virus and its variants through public health measures, some countries still maintain strict border controls.

This situation has weighed heavily on the minds of people who have family or friends they have not seen or talked to in person for years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even if one is situated in a country where public health standards are high and life is going more or less back to normal, the comparative situations between oneself and family/friends in another country may be stark and worrying.

Seated casually and comfortably, accompanied by a well-fed-looking cat, but with a pensive expression, expresses this disparity of circumstances.

One cannot help but pen the regret of not being able to travel and be concerned for another person far away in another country.

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