Lapiz: HO HO HO and a Sad Stencil About Anti-Vaxxers and Hospitals

“This is not a piece about gloating but about the anger I feel,” says street artist Lapiz about his newest public stencils renders beautifully the jarring facts of hospital workers right now in overwhelmed hospitals everywhere.

“I’ve been shocked to see the nurses wearing so much protective gear that one can not see their faces, nothing really that identifies them as caring,” he remarks on the healthcare professionals who cover their faces, then feel compelled to tape a photo of them on the outside of their uniform to reassure patients that there is a warm smiling person under all those layers.

Lapiz. Hamburg, Germany. (photo © Lapiz)

For all you know, it could be Santa under there this Christmas.

For another consecutive holiday season, many of us, like those in Germany, are finding that they live in a hotspot for infections again. And some have become patients.

“But this is how intensive care units now look like since they are overrun by infected antivaxxers,” he says. “This is not a painting of schadenfreude but of anger. It shows the Christmas that many of these disbelievers are facing for a final time.” Oof! There are many complex feelings rolled into this one obviously.

“Merry Christmas from Germany.”

Lapiz. Hamburg, Germany. (photo © Lapiz)
Lapiz. Hamburg, Germany. (photo © Lapiz)
Lapiz. Hamburg, Germany. (photo © Lapiz)