Artists Speak – Dealing with Isolation

Maria Saracino – Polymer Clay Figurative Artist

The world feels surreal. This pandemic is frightening and I worry about my family and for my community, so I’m doing my part to self-isolate. We recently moved to a smaller home and a smaller studio space, so my studio is my distraction right now as I work on organizing and compacting everything into the new space. I don’t mind solitude when I am creating, I actually like it. But a big part of what I do is teaching, and I think that’s probably what I 3831E5B2-CAF7-4075-B05B-A4DF401215E7miss most because that’s how I connect with people. As artists we are normally very insecure and that contact with our audience helps validate what we do.

Even at my busiest, I would break up the isolation with a little shopping. I can’t do that now, and I miss it. Online shopping is not quite the same. This is a sculpture called “Retail Therapy” it’s in a private collection now, but I thought I would share it with you. I think it’s appropriate for some of us going through shopping withdrawl. 

Stay home and stay safe.”

You can see more of Maria’s work at or on our online gallery at

About mariasaracino

Figurative Artist
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