Safe, 2021, digital illustration, was inspired by Sarah Gilbert, one of the main researchers working on the Covid-19 vaccine. Ratih created this artwork as a tribute to all the researchers, scientists and laboratory workers around the world who have been working behind the scenes to develop vaccines. They are working to make the whole world feel safe again, to allow us to hug and to put an end to physical distancing. They have given us hope.
Ratih Oktri Nanda is a research assistant specialising in tropical medicine and public health in Indonesia. She is also a self-taught illustrator.