Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

Jodi Tu


Oil on canvas
24" x 12"
Before quarantine, I never had the time to spare for self-care. My schedule was always packed and busy, I was running from one place to the next, and that’s led me to neglect time that’s truly for myself. I tend to be very hard on myself and feel guilty if I’m not working. But quarantine has honestly allowed me to recognize how important it is to take that time to wind down. It’s okay to not be productive every second of every day, it’s okay to relax and give yourself a break, and it’s okay to prioritize yourself. In learning what it’s like to take care of my well-being, take in those calm moments in life, and to be kind to myself, it’s impacted my life immensely. So why not embrace letting my hair down and getting myself in a bathtub full of bubbles every once in a while. Now that’s my idea of self-care.

“Within this diptych of artistlife and selfcare, I explore the parts of myself that I have previously neglected and shed light on my newly found embrace of them. I cherish my desire to have a career within my art practice, without a care for the people who have once put doubts into my mind. I eagerly look forward to any time I can take to myself, and find moments of peace outside constant productivity.”

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2021, Kunstmatrix Virtual Exhibition

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Jodi Tu

Contemporary Figurative Artist

“I’ve always been drawn to figurative painting and often use my own figure as my muse. It allows me to express clear focus on notions of the self, such as identity and personal experiences. My art is...” [More]