Coronavirus has our head wrecked, so here are some jolly tales

What often strikes me in the face of illness, is how the kindness of strangers prevails

 Brigid O’Dea: ‘Why do we live through the moments of pain if not for the moments of love and shared joy?’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Brigid O’Dea: ‘Why do we live through the moments of pain if not for the moments of love and shared joy?’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women opens with the line: “I (have) had lots of troubles; so I write jolly tales.”

Art is often used as a medium to explore the darker aspects of life. It is a safe space in which to probe our existential fears, or for some their inky realities. I believe in the function of art in challenging the status quo; disrupting and provoking thought.

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