ARTIST IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: Sha Sarwari
Every day, artist and Afghan refugee Sha Sarwari walks for two hours in his backyard in suburban Melbourne, wearing out the shape of a heart in the lawn, a potent symbol of his holding pattern.
He began the endurance work, Against the Time, on May 28 and will continue until June 20 – World Refugee Day – to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
“In some ways [the work] symbolises an endurance of the public as a whole, a collective endurance, the suffering of our daily lives,” Sarwari says. “We are waiting for the cure, waiting for the hugs and all the things we used to do.”