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Artist Eirini Linardaki Launches Love from a Distance Project

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One of the drawings by Elias. Photo: Courtesy of Eirini Linardaki

NEW YORK – Artist Eirini Linardaki has launched a new project which allows families to share paintings, drawings and messages with their loved ones who are isolated due to the coronavirus lockdown. Linardaki spoke to The National Herald about the “Love from a distance” project which has already appeared in Greece in the newspaper Patris and included a photo of her father receiving his artwork and messages from the grandchildren.

Linardaki told TNH, “I have launched a project called ‘Love from a distance.’ The goal of the project is to share love through paintings, drawings, and little notes to grandparents who are isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our elderly, who give so much to our society, are right now isolated. We hope to get a message of love through to them. I see messages everywhere from friends, amid these times of uncertainty: it seems that we all understand and feel empathy towards our parents and grandparents who cannot be with us, hug us and feel our love like before. We also take into consideration all the people who are not part of our or any family and feel their isolation as a terrible consequence of this crisis. Let’s share our love and hope all together.”

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The Love from a distance project was featured in Patris newspaper in Crete, Greece. Photo: Courtesy of Eirini Linardaki

She noted that “if some of our families want to participate, please send us a drawing, a painting or a note to: lovefromdistance.linardaki@gmail.com

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Social distancing with a wave from a balcony. Photo: Courtesy of Eirini Linardaki

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One of the drawings by a youngster for Yiayia and Pappou. Photo: Courtesy of Eirini Linardaki

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A drawing by Silia, titled Pappou and me. Photo: Courtesy of Eirini Linardaki

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One of the drawings by a youngster for Yiayia. Photo: Courtesy of Eirini Linardaki

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One of the drawings by Elias. Photo: Courtesy of Eirini Linardaki