Healthcare professionals worldwide have been the true heroes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, putting their lives on the line to save the suffering. It has been hard for doctors and nurses to deal with the stresses brought on by overwhelming and exhausting shifts at overcrowded hospitals during these dire times, but one particular physician has found a creative way to find some solace in his minimal free time.
Dr. Greg Adamson, a fellow in pediatric cardiology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, drew this impressive piece of art of Warriors stars Steph Curry and Klay Tompson on an Etch A Sketch.
This is very cool.— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) April 6, 2020
Dr Greg Adamson, a pediatric cardiology fellow at Lucile Packard made this on an Etch A Sketch to get his mind off all the stress and insanity flooding the hospitals right now.
Medical heroes saving people’s lives and making art in their little free time pic.twitter.com/4VV9mhqb2B
Adamson finished the drawing last Saturday. He has been a Warriors fan since moving to the Bay Area for college in 2005, and he has a home in mind for his Splash Brothers artwork.
"I have a way to make them permanent and I usually give them as gifts," Adamson told NBC Sports Bay Area. "This one will likely find its way to a good friend of mine that's a die-hard Warriors fan."
Drawing on an Etch A Sketch can be daunting, Adamson said. One small mistake can ruin the whole project.
"The preparation takes me an hour or two," he explained. "Choosing the photo and drawing it out, making a plan where it can all be done with one continuous line, since, of course, you can’t stop the line to move the styles. Then, I start with the most difficult part -- in this case, Steph’s beautiful face -- just in case I mess up (and then) I can erase and start over. The rest took about four hours."
Adamson, and all other healthcare workers fighting for their patients' lives, deserve great admiration and appreciation. An Etch A Sketch drawing pales in comparison to their heroic efforts, but a simple, beautiful piece of artwork can go a long way amid all of the anxiety and pain of this health crisis.