Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Other

COVID Dreams

  • Photographer
    Leslie Gleim

Living each day during the (2020-21) pandemic slowly wiped away the certainties of what was “normal.” Each morning placed a new palette of worries, fears, stresses and hope onto life’s canvas. Many times, we yearned to throw open the door and enter into the world just as we normally had. This longing to return to “normal” seemed a kind of “reaching for the stars.” Traces of our old lives haunted our thoughts, leaving us to dream as to what our “new normal” would be like.

My COVID Dream encapsulates the emotional tenderness of humanity emerging from a global pandemic.