Living with Pandemics-Coast

Mi-Sook Hur


Greenville, NC, United States

3 1/4” x 3 1/2” x 1/2”

Visit website > 
Instagram >

Photo credit: Mi-Sook Hur

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, face masks have become essential to our daily lives to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, thousands of disposable masks end up in the environment daily, and they have now become an environmental issue. We easily spot discarded masks everywhere, including within dandelion fields and along coasts. While some stand out disturbingly, others blend in with the environment. Worse still, wildlife interactions with disposable masks have been reported worldwide. For instance, birds are weaving them into nesting materials to protect their offspring, but they risk entangling them in the process. In this series, I want to capture the moments of living through the pandemic.

Mi-Sook Hur is an award-winning enamelist and metalsmith who is a professor in the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University. Her work focuses on realistic images inspired by nature, and she explores the modern studies of Limoges enamels.

Scroll to Top