Artwork > Crossings

Fabric of our Lives
Fabric of our Lives
mixed
2019

Our world now seems so intolerant and seemingly ignorant of how the very fabric of this country is made up of immigrants. I asked friends for photos of their immigrant parents and grandparents, while I did not include them, most did share stories with me of their families journeys to this country. These immigrant faces interspersed with blank pods…the unknown/unidentified… anonymous. I incorporated ‘rends’ in the ‘fabric’ that represent ‘keriah’, the Jewish tradition of tearing ones clothing when a family member dies as the ritualized expression of anguish.
I am truly anguished by how we, both in this country and around the world are treating immigrants/migrants/persons wishing to escape the horrors of which they are fleeing.