• Sanjana Sundara Raj Sreenath Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - El Paso


The COVID pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on our physical and emotional wellbeing.

Widespread feelings of anxiety and depression have put mental health issues at the forefront. The newly developed vaccines provide some hope for the general population, especially for frontline workers and the vulnerable.

The painting attempts to capture this new hope in the midst of the pandemic by depicting a plant sprouting from a surgical mask. It echoes humanity's feelings of optimism and determination despite the suffering and loss. The newfound hope enables us to re-prioritize self-care and mental health.

Visual Arts/Digital Artifacts