Teacher Creates Stunning Laundry Art During Quarantine: ‘I want to remind people to look for beauty and humor in everyday life.’

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“It’s no surprise the recent coronavirus outbreak has caused dramatic shifts in every day life. From school closings to unemployment, widespread quarantines to rising death tolls across the globe, life as we know it has been put on hold.

While the sudden lifestyle shifts and constant flow of negative news may seem daunting, one mom from Ozark, Missouri is using the pandemic as an opportunity to spread some light and joy.

If one only thing is certain during this time, it’s that not even a global pandemic can stop the massive flow of LAUNDRY. (Mommas and poppas, you know how it goes.)

Amanda Mast, a K-5 art teacher currently practicing social distancing, is using her time during quarantine to turn stubborn heaps of laundry into stunning works of art she is calling “laundryscapes.”

When we asked Mast why she is choosing to create laundry art, she responded, “This is your daily reminder to find beauty and humor in the little things.” She continued, “I wanted to give kids, teachers, and parents something to smile about.”

Her laundry art has been inspired by popular artwork like Leonardo da Vinci’s infamous Mona Lisa, Grant Wood’s American Gothic, and, well, freaking baby Yoda from the Star Wars franchise. Because, why not?

Mast added, “There are so many creative teachers and students who are stuck at home right now, but that doesn’t mean we stop creating. I want to challenge them to find new ways of looking at situations and the world we live in. We’re in this…TOGETHER!”

The pieces of art are nothing short of incredible. Have a look for yourself:

Courtesy of Amanda Mast
Courtesy of Amanda Mast
Courtesy of Amanda Mast
Courtesy of Amanda Mast
Courtesy of Amanda Mast
Courtesy of Amanda Mast
Courtesy of Amanda Mast
Courtesy of Amanda Mast

Let us continue to find light in the darkness.

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