The "Corona Botanics" series was made during the strict lockdown in Poland.
I combined everyday objects (and those connected with the COVID-19 pandemic) from my home with garden flowers.
My idea was to use this configuration as a metaphor for coping mechanisms.
I mainly based on the positive aspect of emotion-focused coping, which plants stand for in this project. Optimism, humour, gratefulness, and kindness - have become crucial for maintaining good mental health in a world of restraints and restrictions.
The series was awarded multiple times and exhibited internationally in group exhibitions and online platforms.
New York Photo Curator: "Transformation 2020", curated by Anne Kelly, Director of photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
Winner of the Artist Of The Month contest at the ARTJOBS.com
Group exhibition at the Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis, USA; juror: Ann Jastrab, Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California
Neutral Density Photography Awards - Bronze Star Award in Nature Category 2020
New York Photography Awards - Silver Winner in two categories: Fine Art Photography - Open Theme and COVID-19 Related Photography - Still Life, 2021