27-year old engineer-turned-artist B Gowtham of the Art Kingdom organization in Chennai, India launched the creative “coronavirus helmet” to raise people’s awareness about social distancing.
He has created the viral artwork to prevent people from getting out of their homes during the 21-day lockdown.
“When people see the artwork, especially in crowded marketplaces, I feel their fear. They would even sit down for a few minutes. Despite the situation, I see commuters on bikes, some not even wearing masks. So we created certain scripts for the policeman wearing the mask, like ‘If you come out, I will come in,” Gowtham tells.