The sun sets and my parents finish up their work from home. As self-employed workers, the dining table has functioned as their office long before the world was put on lockdown. Surprisingly, in our household, this view provides a sense of normality in a time of unprecedented change. (Instagram: @mtakemoto.art)

'Waiting' was produced during the 2020 period of quarantine, when many countries around the world went into lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19. It’s a personal response to crisis, uncertainty, and altered states of being.


  • Title: Parents
  • Creator: Mia Takemoto
  • Date: 2020
  • Location: Warrington
  • Provenance: The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Egg tempera on wood

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