Artist Rebecca Moses paints the portraits of nurses at a New York City hospital to honour and commemorate their hard work fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
What began as a “Stay Home Sisters” series — which centred around the worldwide “powerful stories of how women have coped and continue to cope in such extraordinary times,” the artist says — turned into a way to honour heroic and selfless women in Moses’s backyard.
The connections made through the first series, “led me to one of the sisters, Linda Valentino, who works as a senior vice president of nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital,” says Moses. “After our connection, she reached out to me to see if there was a way I could help celebrate the nurses. And that is how I created the 46 portraits that I endowed to the hospital to say ‘thank you.'”
The portraits are on display at The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Guggenheim Pavilion as the ‘Thank You, Mount Sinai Nurses’ exhibition.