This World, Stalled by Mildred Grace German

“This World, Stalled” by Mildred Grace German
This is the first painting I created during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

A pandemia. The world is in chaos. Is the world paused? I was in my room thinking of the world outside. Paused. ​ This World, Stalled.

I asked, “What is STILL? When and where and why STILL? Why stay still?”

Because the killings do not stop.
The killings of our human rights defenders, journalists, cultural workers, women, children, and of the Indigenous Peoples of the World

What is STILL? When and where and why STILL?
Why stay still? When there are STILL

It Doesn’t Make Sense This World, Stalled Does It?
When many “Essential Workers” are labeled heroes, but hostaged.
PPE lacked.

I asked, “Who is essential? Who is not?”

Am I essential? Are you?
There are many they have labeled disabled
Now a virus has shut the world, deemed everyone

This World, Stalled.
I was in my room thinking of the world.
Painting. Thinking.
Why pause or continue many things?

About The Artist

Filipino-Canadian Mildred Grace German is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in the Philippines. She came to Canada after being sponsored of her mother who came here first to work. Her experiences of forced migration and as a Filipino migrant youth in Canada have opened her eyes to the many issues affecting the world today. Art is like oxygen for her.


About Kickstart Disability Arts

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is a Vancouver based arts non-profit that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with disabilities.

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