Sophie Burrows: Finding Solitude

This online exhibition showcases the work of our artist-in-residence, the award-winning illustrator and author Sophie Burrows.

Three Sequences

A note from the artist

All three of the sequences I created for this project explore the theme of shared solitudes. Inspired by conversations with the Pathologies of Solitude team and reading of their research, I created visual narratives that take place in the same neighbourhood, during the Covid-19 pandemic. I explore with each of them the idea of some kind of connectedness simply through the mutual experience of being alone.


You find out more about Sophie’s work on her website and her social media (@burrowsdraws and @burrowsdraws).

Notes on process

Sophie Burrows guides us through the work she created during her residency, alongside thoughts from the Solitudes team. 


Scroll through the sketches, mind maps, questions, and colours that went on to become the final sequences.