A thank you to all artists on behalf of the healthcare community.

When the world went dark from COVID-19, who did the heroes turn to? The artist.

Amid the pandemic, when the world quieted to the sounds of our own breathing, when the stillness of our isolation felt dark, who did the healthcare workers on the frontlines battling COVID-19 turn to, earnestly and urgently, for comfort and meaning? The artists.

The skin on my face was weathered and raw from my tightly fit N-95 mask and goggles. As an infectious…