Portfolio > Migration Series

The city's cacophony of movement
Acrylic
30in x 30in
2020
$2000
Suburbs transformed into dense housing, diverse people
Acrylic
38in x 38in
2019
$2500
Melting Pot, Not
Acrylic
16" x 20"
2019
$1200
In Plain Sight
Acrylic
16" x 20"
2019
$1200
Wander Rings
Acrylic
20" x 24"
2018
$1200
Captured Circles
Acrylic
20" x 23.5"
2018
$1200
Circular Reasoning
Acrylic
18" x 24"
2018
$1200

Migration, by definition, is the movement from one place towards another. Animals migrate. People also migrate. This series addresses the emotional impact on people making this physical journey.

Along with hopes and optimism, there are surely fears and trepidations about whether the new space will be the right space. But the reasons for leaving are often far more compelling, and indeed life saving, than the dread surrounding the trip and the gut wrenching sadness of leaving one’s homeland behind.

Using circles to denote the actual movement and linear strips to represent the resistance to that movement, this series explores how expectations, dreams, fears, refuge, danger, threats, sometimes intersect…sometimes clash… in this quest for a future of security and fulfillment.

Migration is by definition the movement from one place to another, but it’s also about finding a way to bring the strength of the past forward while leaving the rest behind.