For the last ten to fifteen years my work has been driven by social issues mainly those concerning children and their safety.
The work references childhood and the home using xerox transfer prints of my drawings based on old family photos, old sewing pattern images, and domestic details. The images seem to be of bygone era but the issues addressed are extremely relevant today.
My recent body of work has looked at the forced movement of children, either by laws written by governments or the children’s choice due to the precarious situations in which they live.
‘Invisible’ documents the arrival of thousands of children each year from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras at the US/Mexico border and what happens to them. All three pieces comprise of pairs of paper shoes and shipping tags. Each tag has government policies or the consequences of those policies written in pencil written on them