Kara Hoblin works in a variety of media but she sometimes choses chalk for her artwork. She says on her website that “the impermanence of chalk allows us to visualize how fleeting this life is.” It’s an appropriate media for these times. Chalk messages have been seen outside hospitals to encourage and inspire frontline workers and other artists have even chalked up vehicles to drive around and spread hope.
Hoblin recently created a brilliant chalk painting that went viral after it was shared on social media.
On her Instagram page, she shared her picture with a message for healthcare workers:
“T H A N K ❤️ Y O U to our healthcare heroes and all essential workers helping us through this pandemic! Sending so much love and light your way. 🙏💗✨💗✨🙏 Day in and day out, our healthcare workers continue to put their health and safety at risk to save others. I have been incredibly inspired by the acts of kindness our communities have shown towards these brave heroes.”
Recently, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone shared Hoblin drawing.
“As a special thank you to healthcare workers, one of our local artist, Kara Hoblin, has used her chalk art talents to create this magnificent work of art at her home in Cutchogue,” he wrote. “Whether it is through art work like Kara's, donations, sounding of alarms, or thank you parades, our communities have come out in full force to support our front line workers.”