Hearts and Stripes, Directed by Sorin Pavelesco (Canada) - Eric Waugh is one of the most recognizable and collected artists throughout North America, selling more than over 45,000 original works worldwide in the past 27 years. In 2001 Waugh created “Hero" which earned him a record in The Guinness Book of World’s Records for the world’s largest painting on canvas (41,400 square feet) by a single artist. In this short film Eric Waugh talks about his latest epic work created between September 9-12, 2020, "Hearts and Stripes". It is a gift to America in which he honours the 200,000 victims of Covid-19. The monumental painting features 200,000 tiny hearts, each representing a soul that passed away. "Hearts and Stripes" is a monumental painting that measures 16'x 28' which was created in early September 2020 by renowned Pop Fusion artist and Guinness Book of World Records holder, Eric Waugh. "Hearts and Stripes" is composed of 200,000 small hearts which represent the 200,000 American lives lost to COVID-19 and symbolizes the artist's hommage to those victims.