Catherine Simon's submission focuses on the role of nature in providing some peace through turbulent times. "The world is living a very difficult time with covid-19 bringing havoc to families and economy.
I am very privileged to have a garden and bees that brought me peace and hope.
Bees have always brought me comfort in difficult time, I remember when my father was terminally ill and I could refill with energy by visiting the bee-yard.
Sitting for tea or coffee with bees naturally drifts you to meditation, their gentle buzz is like trickling water to soothe the mind."
The image is part of the National Museum of Qatar collection. In 2020, the Museum began collecting artwork and documentation related to people's experiences of taking shelter as means to protect themselves and minimize the spread of COVID-19.