In the Summer of 2020 Barry Pottle participated in the City of Ottawa’s Public Art project Microcosm. He took to instagram to construct a digital documentary of life in the Ottawa community at this moment.
“My Covid Visual Diary is ongoing and as I continue to travel in Ward 9 and beyond, there is everyday reminder to be safe, supportive and compassionate, through community efforts and society acceptance, we will get back.”
From the City of Ottawa:
During this unprecedented time, the world is connecting more than ever, communities are forming in solidarity and around special interests all over the globe. In response to this, the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program is launching Microcosm this summer, as part of their COVID-19 pivot initiatives designed to meet the needs of the community and to support local professional artists. Microcosm supports the local creative community by engaging artists to produce work in their respective wards.