As we weather the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all learning how to mitigate
our isolation and collective uncertainty. In moments of crisis, we turn to art
not only for distraction, but also for solace. Indeed, art seems like a crucial
act of joy and affirmation in this time.
For our new series #ArtTogetherNow, we challenged members of our
community to use their smartphones to create art-themed videos with the
simple aim of uplifting, inspiring, or amusing our interdisciplinary audience
through a brief encounter with the imagination.
Here, the poet Kathleen Ossip shares a poem about living things and friendship.