Q: How has the crisis affected your everyday life?


Q: How has the crisis affected your practice?

A: My business, TravelArt Services is a service business that is categorized as non-essential. Art exhibitions are not being installed or de-installed. As an artist, I can work in my studio and that has not changed. Making art is primarily done in isolation.

Q: How has the crisis affected you economically?

A: No money coming in for work done for clients, galleries or museums.

Q: What is the role of culture in a time of crisis?

A: Culture has the ability to focus on what is happening in the lives of individuals and community. It can express what & who we were, what we have been through and where we are going.


Name: Valerie Parks
Age: 73
Occupation: Business Owner РTravelArt Services & Artist