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Roadmap Roadmap
Margaret L. Abramshe   •  Saint George, Utah, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$500   Buy Now  » Roadmap is a sculptural book describing the journey many take from Honduras, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico to escape violence and poverty. People flee brutal conditions with few possessions, some carrying or sending children alone in a desperate attempt to save their lives. Each panel of the road map is a story that represents a part of the journey. The back of the book ▶
Missing Migrants Missing Migrants
Genevieve Attinger   •  Pontivy, France More Info
$2250   Buy Now  » Out of the 5,386 migrants who died or disappeared in 2017 on the road to exile, 3,119 went missing crossing the Mediterranean Sea for Europe.* These are minimum estimates as many deaths go unrecorded.  Missing Migrants depicts this tragic and sadly habitual scenario. There is not only the loss of human life, but the destruction of the family unit. Integration into the ▶
Goodbye My Village Goodbye My Village
Charlotte Bird   •  San Diego, California, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3600   Buy Now  » Inupiat villages along the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean are in imminent danger of being swept away by the effects of global climate change. Ice is forming later in the winter and permafrost is thawing. Fierce winter surf that used to break far from shore now breaks on the shoreline.  Ancestral villages were once semi-nomadic; the people lived on the barrier islands ▶
NEVERMORE NEVERMORE
Melani Brewer   •  Cooper City, Florida, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2670   Buy Now  » NEVERMORE was inspired by current rhetoric of the President of the United States when his tweets and statements threatened Kim Jong-un with nuclear warfare. As he boasted of our nuclear power and what he would do to North Korea, Hiroshima flashed before my eyes.  Devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was complete. Populations and countrysides were annihilated. Many ▶
Scorched Earth Scorched Earth
Pamela S. Burns   •  Martinsville, Indiana, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$950   Buy Now  » From January 1 to October 12, 2018, there were 49,658 wildfires in the U.S., burning 8.1 million acres of land. Inspired by the impact on people`s lives, I depicted the layers of a wildfire - the people and animals forced to flee for survival, and the souls of those who lost their lives. Trying to scorch some cheesecloth for this piece, I immediately had an out-of-control ▶
Mourning Doves Mourning Doves
Betty Busby   •  Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$4500   Buy Now  » This piece was inspired by the experiences of our Palestinian exchange student who grew up in the midst of constant warfare. While he was with us, his parents` apartment was destroyed by missiles. Continuous urban conflict affects the innocent, who are so often unable to escape.
Pogrom Pogrom
Harriet Cherry Cheney   •  Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$3600   Buy Now  » My Ukrainian Jewish grandmother, Bluma, talked about hiding in the fields from the Cossacks.  I wish I had asked her more questions. Maybe I did, and she chose not to answer. Pogrom is a Russian word that means to demolish violently. Anti-Jewish riots swept through the Ukraine and southern Russia from 1881-1884. After the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, Red Army ▶
Aleppo Aleppo
Anne Daughtry   •  Eugene, Oregon, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2000   Buy Now  » For five years I lived in Turkey, a three-hour drive from Aleppo, Syria. I frequently spent weekends shopping the bazaars and gazing in awe at the fourteenth century architecture.  This lovely, ancient hub of the Silk Road has been shattered—children murdered, grandchildren starving, growing up without schooling, family, and laughter. Millions camp abroad, ▶
Tengo Hambre - I am Hungry Tengo Hambre - I am Hungry
Jennifer Day   •  Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA More Info
$5000   Buy Now  » Tengo Hambre is based on a photograph that I took as I ventured into the inhabited dump outside Managua, Nicaragua. The boy with the pickaxe had been working hard since dawn alongside his father and brother to uncover items to sell. His bag was filled with metal and plastic.  At noon time, his sister brought him a bowl of fish soup. The family had left their home in ▶
Will be the Next Day Better Will be the Next Day Better
Gabriele DiTota   •  Melbourne, Florida, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1500   Buy Now  » Chaos is the word that best describes the lives of the Syrian refugee children who drew the pictures incorporated into this piece. These children have lost their childhoods. They have seen brutality and murder up close and personal. They have lost their sense of security, their homes, their families, and their friends.  I have composed this piece using the ▶
Hope For Tomorrow Hope For Tomorrow
Eileen E. Donovan   •  Queensbury, New York, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSHope for Tomorrow is part of a series done in black and white on the idea of inequality and injustice in our world. Migration of people and families is constant today. Whatever the reason - political, economic, war, health, famine, race, or religion - people leave what they know and seek new lives that are full of uncertainty. Many often find themselves alone and unwelcome.
Displaced Displaced
Catherine A. Drummond   •  Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada More Info Audio Statement available
$850   Buy Now  » In 2017, I was struck by a news item mentioning that there were over 65.5 million displaced people in the world. There are now over 66 million with no end or solution in sight. This piece expresses the horror of having to leave with nowhere to go. Photo by Larry Goldstein
REFUGE or REFUSE: offer sanctuary or discard as trash REFUGE or REFUSE: offer sanctuary or discard as trash
Jim Hay   •  Takasaki, Gunma, Japan More Info Audio Statement available
$1700   Buy Now  » My parents ventured forth from other countries, meeting years later in Detroit, Michigan. They sought a new future and were welcomed. A first generation American, I have continued in this spirit, now living halfway around the world. In this artwork, two men struggle to maintain their balance, hurrying away from danger and toward the unknown. A broken woman stumbles in ▶
From Generation to Generation From Generation to Generation
Sandra E. Lauterbach   •  Los Angeles, California, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSOver 65 million people in today`s world have fled their homes to seek refuge, as did my family during World War II. This piece was inspired by my visit to Remuh Cemetery in Krakow, Poland. The cemetery was destroyed during the war, but tombstone fragments were recovered and formed into a wall. I`ve interwoven photos and wartime family documents to depict my family`s ▶
They are also us. They are also us.
Eunhee Lee   •  Seoul, South Korea More Info Audio Statement available
NFSMy interest in refugees began during the Syrian civil war when many were forced to flee their homeland. They risked their lives to survive, but due to the complex interests of nations, they were not always accepted. The international community agonizes a lot about accepting countless refugees due to the actions of hostile terrorist groups. The perception that all refugees ▶
Everyone has the right Everyone has the right
Uta Lenk   •  Vilsbiburg, Germany More Info Audio Statement available
$2500   Buy Now  » The UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) proclaims basic human rights which are currently being ignored, violated, and circumvented by European countries dealing with refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean. I have met and become good friends with several people who came to Europe that way. They don`t talk much about the actual boat trip. But seeing pictures of a ▶
Tired and Poor Tired and Poor
Kathleen Loomis   •  Louisville, Kentucky, USA More Info
$1000   Buy Now  » The refugees who seek sanctuary around the globe are seen by many as threats, as beggars, as invaders, as terrorists, as parasites, and as criminals. Perhaps things would be different if we could see them as people, reaching out in desperation for a place of safety and hope, as our own ancestors may have done.
Diaspora Diaspora
Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil   •  Le Chable, Valais, Switzerland More Info Audio Statement available
NFSThis little boy who died on a beach is a symbol that moves us and reminds us of the cruelty of the world. This piece pays homage to all innocent victims of planetary conflicts due to war, earthquakes, and other tragic elements caused by man or nature.
Liberty Deconstructed/Reconstructed Liberty Deconstructed/Reconstructed
Cathy Miranker   •  San Francisco, California, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSLiberty Deconstructed/Reconstructed is my disillusioned, satiric version of a prototype wall for the United States-Mexico border. It features recycled fencing strung between slats that are surprisingly green in such an arid landscape... and somehow familiar. That`s because they come from a disgraced American icon-patinated copper slabs from the Statue of Liberty. Photo by ▶
Walking the Refugee Road: Forced to Flee Walking the Refugee Road: Forced to Flee
Marie Mitchell   •  Perth, Western Australia, Australia More Info Audio Statement available
NFSOur country, our home, our freedom, our lives... most of us wouldn`t give these up willingly. Persecution, war, and violence force refugees to make life and death choices. Hurriedly packing their belongings in backpacks and sacks, they begin the dangerous and arduous journey to safety and new lives. The graffiti left behind records their terror and confusion in their native ▶
Stumbling Blocks Stumbling Blocks
Hildegard Mueller   •  Lennestadt, Germany More Info Audio Statement available
$1000   Buy Now  » Stumbling Blocks are metal stones engraved with the names of Jewish, Sinti, and Romany families, and disabled citizens who were deported by the German National Socialists before and during World War II. The blocks are set into the pavement in front of the homes where these people used to live before they were killed. The German artist Gunter Demnig set hundreds of stumbling ▶
Prayer Prayer
Mary Palmer   •  Innishannon, County Cork, Ireland More Info Audio Statement available
NFSIn 2015, over 600,000 refugees arrived from war torn countries like Syria, to the island of Lesvos, Greece. My husband went to Lesvos to provide technical support in the refugee camps. As a diver and ex-lifeguard, he also spent time helping to land boats. He was horrified to find that many lifejackets didn`t have flotation material, and the boats often had inadequate fuel. ▶
The Lucky Ones? The Lucky Ones?
Claire Passmore   •  Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom More Info Audio Statement available
$3800   Buy Now  » Voids replace those killed by violent acts; children surrounded by chaos and destruction, many alone, but alive; survivors from overcrowded boats, saved from drowning by passing ships. Families, orphans, and survivors are crammed into camps with no certainty as to when, if ever, they will be re-homed or be able to return to their native lands. Two lonely people stand on ▶
Armenian Diaspora Armenian Diaspora
Maya Schonenberger   •  Miami, Florida, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2300   Buy Now  » “Even if my eyes cannot see you anymore, my heart always will.” I came across this quote when reading Iter Palaestinum, a collection of notes written by Swedish botanist and physician Frederik Hasselquist (1722–1752) as he traveled through Armenia. His words left such a strong impression on me, that after my own visit to Armenia, they became the ▶
Chana`s Quilt Chana`s Quilt
Christine Seager   •  Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom More Info Audio Statement available
NFSDr. Miklos Szego was my husband`s grandfather. Miklos was a wealthy farmer, lawyer, and a Jewish Council Leader in Budapest. He enabled many Jews to escape the Nazis, including his sons and wife, before he was killed.  One of the last was a young girl named Marika Chana, who played a pioneering role in the new State of Israel, today a country of modern cities with ▶
Fleeing From Drought Fleeing From Drought
Sara Sharp   •  Austin, Texas, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$2750   Buy Now  » Rising temperatures are changing the face of our cities and wildlands. Continuing drought and wildfires affect both humans and wildlife. They are migrating to find reliable supplies of water for drinking, cleaning, agriculture, industry, and more. This quilt symbolizes the diminishing rainfall, as well as the resulting heat and wildfires that cause both conflict and ▶
No Fixed Address No Fixed Address
Paula J. Swett   •  Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$450   Buy Now  » Along the Adriatic Sea, I walked through an abandoned camp where refugees had landed. There were many, many remnants of their lives left behind. Hope lies not in the remains, but in these people`s strength, courage, and willingness to rebuild wherever they go. I created this piece with found objects from the camp, not to lament what was left, but to honor the spirit the ▶
Life Jacket Graveyard of Lesvos Life Jacket Graveyard of Lesvos
Karin Tauber   •  Blacksburg, Virginia, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSLesvos, a small Greek island, is home to the “Mountain of Misery” made from thousands of life jackets and rubber dinghies discarded by refugees crossing the Aegean Sea for Europe. Smugglers squeeze 60 people onto boats built to hold a dozen for a journey that can take a few hours... or days. Drownings in the azure waters are too often the reality; many life ▶
Child Behind Barbed Wire Child Behind Barbed Wire
Jo Thomas   •  Gansevoort, New York, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFSI was drawn to a photo of a young Pakistani refugee peering out from behind barbed wire. The photo was so powerful, I felt this child`s angst and was inspired to do what I could to expose his sadness. Some people reveal emotions through words, but my strength lies in expressing the depth of my feelings visually. I wrote to Zoriah, the award-winning journalist who took the ▶
Forty Years After the Zero Years Forty Years After the Zero Years
Christine Vinh   •  Arlington, Virginia, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$450   Buy Now  » The healing process has begun in Cambodia, but grief is still close to the surface for those who survived the “Zero Years” of the Khmer Rouge. Our guide, with tears streaming down her face, told us of losing her entire family. Her father, one of the “new people,” had taught at the high school turned prison and torture chamber.  An artist we met ▶
Amnesty Amnesty
Carol J. Vinick   •  West Hartford, Connecticut, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$1050   Buy Now  » Amnesty was inspired by the story of Fauzia Kassindja, a 17-year-old girl who fled Togo to escape being forced to endure a polygamous marriage and the custom of female genital cutting. Fauzia had an idyllic childhood, raised by loving parents. After her father`s death, her aunt made plans for her cutting ceremony and marriage to an older man. Fauzia fled to the United ▶
Wanted - A Home Wanted - A Home
Diane E. Wespiser   •  Lee, Massachusetts, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$650   Buy Now  » The United Nations has reported that the world is experiencing the greatest number of displaced people in our history. Over 65 million people were displaced by conflict and persecution at the end of 2016. Over 22 million people are currently classified as refugees, and more than half of those are children. This quilt, with its improvisational faces floating in a sea of ▶
Page 27 - Exodus 1 Page 27 - Exodus 1
Sabi Westoby   •  London, Middlesex, United Kingdom More Info Audio Statement available
NFSOn World Refugee Day in 2018, The Guardian newspaper published UNITED`s “List of Deaths,” with 34,361 known refugees and migrants who have died in the past 25 years attempting to reach the EU. The stark data was so shocking in its detail that I felt compelled to make an artwork of remembrance. It was essential to show the human side of the refugee crisis, which ▶
Firestorm Firestorm
Grace H. Wever   •  Union Grove, Alabama, USA More Info Audio Statement available
NFS C.S. Lewis, a soldier in WW I`s trenches, captured the desperation of the times: “I am the bomb, the falling death.”* Aerial bombardments roiled massive stone foundations, while children, cocooned in half-lit bunkers, slept fitfully. The ensuing firestorms raged, consuming even noxious air. Breathless survivors surged upward, vaporized by the inferno outside. ▶
Mare Dolorosso Mare Dolorosso
Isabelle Wiessler   •  Gundelfingen, Germany More Info Audio Statement available
$1800   Buy Now  » Mare Dolorosso was created in 2015. Three years later, it is terrible to know that so many people - most of them from Africa - are still trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea every summer to reach Europe. They face enormous sacrifices and risks to flee their homes, where they no longer see any future or hope for themselves.
Emu Camps Emu Camps
Diane M. Wright   •  Guilford, Connecticut, USA More Info Audio Statement available
$650   Buy Now  » Emu Camps illustrates the plight of many indigenous peoples around the world. The descendants of those who were chased, slaughtered, or rounded up into permanent “communities” or “reservations,” remain to this day. They still often have to defend the validity of their claim to their homeland. Photo by David R. Wright