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The one thing Harry Houdini couldn't escape from…⁣ ⁣ I made this for my friend @mr.kriss' brand new project @createsmartart where he's encouraging people around the world to make art with everyday objects.⁣ ⁣ On the topic of creativity (and escapism), I'm loving seeing people lean into their creative side to get through the past weeks. Here's a few things I've seen that I've enjoyed: @the_socialdistanceproject has been documenting people's dramas in lockdown, @robsayart has been keeping his neighbours smiling with new illustrations in his window each day, the @gettymuseum's followers have been re-creating iconic paintings with household objects, @whitecube have been letting well known artists such as Tracey Emin take over their account, @damienhirst designed a rainbow for people to download & put in their windows, Tom Croft set up #portraitsfornhsheroes where artists are paired up with NHS workers to paint their portraits, @adobe encouraged people to #honourheroes with their creativity (which I got involved with- see my last post), Jamie Wardley created a 100m long tribute to the NHS in grass on a field in Yorkshire, @rachthepachel (and others) have been painting murals celebrating the NHS, @saatchi_gallery have had a wide range of artists (including me) host Instagram lives inviting virtual audiences into their studios and of course when Captain Tom hit the headlines there was a plethora of art celebrating the man. More than ever I'm grateful that I've got my paper/photography hobby to keep me occupied, otherwise I'd be scrapping the barrel of Netflix shows.

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