An artist from Bulakan, Bulacan has decided to paint individuals wearing mask that represent different countries amid the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world.
Facebook uploader CJ Trinidad said that he just want to portray how communication plays a vital role among the nations in facing the coronavirus outbreak.
“Pinapakita ko lang po sa artwork ko kung gaano kahalaga ang komunikasyon sa kabila ng hinaharap na madaming problema di lang sa ating bansa, kundi sa buong mundo,” Trinidad said.
“Sa kabila ng ating pagkaka iba-iba, ang pagkakaisa at pagkakaunawaan po ang pinaka importanteng bagay sa panahon ngayon,” he added.
Trinidad said that it took almost two weeks to finish the artwork since he is working during the day time. He is also a member of an art group, Bahaghari ng Malolos.
“Almost 2 weeks po siguro ko ginawa. Kasi pumapasok po ako kaya tuwing gabi nalang po ako nakakapag pinta,” he said.
“Di ko nalang po nailagay lahat ng bansa. Di rin po kasi kakasya. Parang message narin po sa iba’t ibang bansa hindi lang sa mga tinamaan ng virus,” Trinidad added.
He said that he did not expect that his artwork will be viral on social media.
“Nagulat po ako di ko naman po talaga inaasahan na magiging viral yung artwork ko ng, ‘Maskcommunication’ tapos nagulat na din ako yung ibang page ginawa na rin nilang memes,” he added.
As of writing, the post has already garnered more than 7,000 reactions and 6,000 shares.
On Friday, the World Health Organization raised its global risk assessment of the new coronavirus to its highest level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa.
Over the past week, the new virus has reached around the world emerging on every continent except Antarctica.