Born through a concern about the mental health of those who usually spend all day and night serving and mingling with people, Server Artwork is an instagram page which collates the doodles, thoughts, sketches and scrawls of furloughed hospitality staff.
The ongoing open call invites servers to pick up their dust-gathering note pads and create. Hospitality staff who are used to fast-pace environments with a heavy helping of social ineraction, now find themselves isolated and amongst the ones who cannot work from home. Server Artwork aims to encourage people to pick up a pen and release through the act of creating. Hoping that this sparks a desire to keep producing art.
“A fundamental part of what makes us human is the need to create. Art allows this to be fulfilled, and during these times its necessity has become increasingly more evident.”