The Weekly - June 9, 2020 - 18

The View
J E R E M Y

C O L L I N S

The
Power
of Art
To share hope and support during COVID-19,
artist Jeremy Collins is
encouraging people to
download artwork free
from his website and
hang it everywhere.
ADVENTURER, ILLUSTRATOR, STORYTELLER,

activist, founder of clothing brand Meridian Line (themeridianline.com)-these are
a few of artist Jeremy Collins' titles. In addition to producing projects related to his
love of rock climbing and wild places, the
father of two is also a community leader
who uses his art to support people during
times of crisis.
After the Sandy Hook Elementary
School shooting in December 2012, as his
tears fell, Collins, who is based in Kansas
City, Missouri, made an illustration and
penned the message "We are with you"
to show support for the victims of the
violence and their families. Then he gave
his art away, encouraging people to spread
it far and wide. He's since made it his mission to respond to tragedies this way.
As of June 3, COVID-19 has killed
385,179 people worldwide. Collins is back
to the drawing board. This time his illustrations show nurses-their eyes showing
tears of sympathy for those who are suffer-

ing-with the words "You are not alone" on
their masks. Another drawing shows people
huddled together to help out a solitary
caretaker. During the crisis, Collins has
made five illustrations showing compassion
and empathy-all available for free.
"When I say free, I mean free. I've heard
of people printing up stickers and people
putting up public posters, and hospital
workers printing up postcards for the entire

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staff," he says. "It gives me a feeling of purpose. Often, we focus on artists making a
living, but I, [along with] many of my peers,
am just as focused on making a difference."
You can see more of Collins' work and
download these posters for free at jercollins.com . Follow him on social media
at facebook.com/jeremycollinsart/ on
Facebook and @jer.collins on Instagram .
-Chris Van Leuven

Artwork by

Jeremy Collins


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