60″ x 48″ x 10″ • molded fabric, acrylic paint

mounted on stretched canvas


Refuge side view copy



I created “Refugee” in response to the tragic images of Syrian and African people washing ashore in Greece and Turkey. Desperate, courageous adults and children just trying to survive. Hoping and praying for a second chance at life, only to find themselves feared, hated, and alienated in strange new lands.

I see beauty and resilience in their effort and spirit. For this, I want to show hope and transcendence.