She is on the ball, 2020, digital painting, expresses the precarious balancing act of mothers who are actively trying to maintain their research work while shouldering the brunt of their family responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Olivia, these works are meant to recognise the super-hero skills and stamina of the women who fought through the pandemic without adequate support structures.
Olivia Lee is a research scientist from Malaysia, specializing in coastal and marine ecosystem change. She frequently collaborates with native community members in Alaska to study the impact of climate change. She is currently working with the National Science Foundation supporting the Arctic Observing Network.