By Liz Drayna | September, 2021 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
The text on this poster is meant to evoke hope, comfort, and relief from the pressure to “get back to normal” in the face of great loss. The artist hopes this piece will help people meet their grief with acceptance while also finding strength in the knowledge that it will not last forever.
We Will Heal
Release date: September, 2021
Size: 11 x 17 inches. Heavy-weight paper with matte surface.
Liz Drayna is an artist and illustrator who is currently in the midst of relocating from Madison to the Milwaukee area. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from UW-Madison two years ago, and the psychological lens continues to shape her work. When taking on the topic of recovery for this poster, she considered not only the recovery of society as a system, but also the psychological healing we must go through as we grapple with the trauma of the pandemic. The text on the poster is meant to evoke hope, comfort, and relief from the pressure to “get back to normal” in the face of great loss. Liz hopes this piece will help people meet their grief with acceptance while also finding strength in the knowledge that it will not last forever.
About the project
The Wisconsin Historical Society's COVID-19 Poster Project is a series of posters designed and created by Wisconsin artists. Public information posters have long been a part of history. This project features Wisconsin artists and their representations of the COVID-19 pandemic through a new, relevant public information poster. These posters, created by Wisconsin artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become part of the collections at the Society where they can be viewed and appreciated by future generations.
Hope is what has helped us get through the toughest days of this pandemic. The story of the COVID-19 Pandemic did not end in July 2020 with the release of our last poster. New waves and variants continue to prolong its impact. Despite these hardships, we have found moments of hope that bring us together, even when we are apart. These messages, and new stories over the past year, are the focus of this next phase of posters.
Wisconsin Historical Society | Covid 19 Poster Project
Liz Drayna's website