Art has an unparalleled power to trigger emotions and connect to our sense of humanity. Each viewer brings their own context to the work and vice versa, creating boundless potential for nuance and innate understanding. Isabella Inga considers the concept of emotional contagion – how empathetic responses can be generated through artwork, and specifically, through painting. Her canvasses are bold and expressive, questioning how feelings can be translated through the movement of colour and form, and emphasising the answers. In doing so, Inga considers complex concepts about the role of the artist, especially in an age of limited in-person interaction. How do people respond to the final product? How important is the end result? How much value lies in the development of a piece? Ultimately, she questions how long her presence can felt, or seen, in a painting long after it’s been considered finished.