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The Covid Times Art Print


“2020 has been quite a tumultuous year with many changes for me. I moved. I changed my job. I broke up with my boyfriend. I moved again. I lost my passion for everything I do. Then I found a new one. I learned so much. Normally I don’t really enjoy any type of attachments to anyone, even with my family. But this year I learned how to appreciate them.

I am a true homebody. I’d rather stay home, do my makeup, watch movies, draw and read books than hanging out with friends. But that’s who I was before I decided to live alone this year, all by myself, in such a busy city as Saigon. It can make one feel disoriented and isolated. Ironically speaking, I want to have everyone around but at the same time I want to maintain that please-don’t-approach-me attitude. I had been practicing social distancing long before COVID-19 happened. It’s just that now I am more aware of it.

Being alone means that you are facing your true self all the time: What do you want to do? Who are you when there’s no one around? There are days when I would wake up early, do my makeup even though I know my face will be covered with a mask and there’s no one to see and nowhere to go. I still enjoy doing it. Aren’t we good at pretending everything is okay?

The pandemic has been a crash course in self awareness and sense of self. I learned about self-compassion, about what makes me feel good and how to be more comfortable with time alone.

We might feel disconnected as a result of COVID-19 but I think we’ve been given the opportunity to connect so much more with our inner self.

The Covid Times Art Print for Wall & Home Decor.

Born in An Giang province (in southern Vietnam), Tuyet Han is known for her presentation of female appearance which is condensed into muted colors and broad brush strokes. Armed with a degree in Foreign Trade, Han instead taught herself to draw and has been working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator ever since.

Her series of drawings entitled “Perfectly Imperfect” is aimed at democratizing beauty standards and promoting tolerance towards differences. It particularly resonates with Han because she used to feel very insecure about the way she looked when she was a student. That was partly due to the portrayal of beauty aspirations in women’s glossy magazines and the K-Pop movement.

Back then, most of her female schoolmates were crazy about Korean pop stars’ looks and tried to hold themselves to those unrealistic standards of beauty; including white skin, V-line face, S-line nose and heart-shaped lips. The social media boom made it even worse by highlighting the fear of being left behind. As a result, Vietnam has since experienced a sudden interest in plastic surgery in the hope of chasing perfection.

It wasn’t until a few years ago that Han understood what it means being authentic and found herself letting go of perfection. “It felt so liberating when I could go out without putting on a lipstick. I feel happy to just be me.”

The message is simple: Be kind to yourself. There’s no right or wrong way to look. As the Japanese philosophy of “wabi-sabi” reveals, there’s a crack in everything, and that’s how the light gets in. Shine on, ladies!

  • Frame is not included
  • Each print is made using Conqueror Art paper – 300gsm
  • This print only available in A4 size
    • Size Guide:
      • A4 (210 x 297 mm/ 8.3 x 11.7 in)
  • International shipping is available
Weight 30 g
Dimensions 210 × 297 × 1 mm


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