It’s been two months of lockdown since this new reality began. The first days of quarantine, I decided to join the #stayhome movement by making these two illustrations, as a way of motivating myself to fulfill the quarantine and as an invitation to others to be responsible. Moreover, I wanted to show solidarity with the situation we are living in.
When the lockdown started we didn’t know very well what we were facing. Knowing that I was going to be locked up for an indefinite period of time, the first thing I thought about was my cat Ulises, whom I lost a few months ago. This illustration is a tribute to his company, because when I think of the warmth of home, the presence of a cat always comes to my mind. These days have made me realize that we should learn from them, from their temperance, from their tranquillity to face the changes. And because I miss his company every day.
During all these weeks I have gone through different moods, swinging like a pendulum. Sometimes I feel the walls are narrower, I lose the sense of space and time, I don’t know how many days have passed if it wasn’t for the news, or my family and friends. I think of the astronauts gravitating in space, far from the Earth, being distorted by the laws of physics. This is where the idea of the second illustration/animation came from and this two months of lockdown have given even more meaning to it.