Eva Lake / The Nurses / 2020 - 2022




















The series started with images of nurses from WW2. This was right after we all got sent home because of COVID 19 in March 2020.


But after those first two, I began to use all kinds of women from my Mid-century stash, not just whoever was portrayed as a nurse.

As we are all encouraged to wear masks, we were all practicing medicine in some way. Offering protection, we were all caregivers, we are all nurses.

This is not to belittle a real nurse, but is just a recognition of that fact.


The butterfly-masks idea came to me when I had already made quite a few.

For me a butterfly is about transformation and change - and hope and the future, and so many positive things that we need right now.