Stories of Migration

Generation 2500       Barbara J. Schneider  •   Woodstock, Illinois, USA

Generation 2500
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60 x 28 x 28 inches - photo by Lisa Beard

Generation 2500 was inspired by “To Walk the World,” an article by journalist Paul Salopek for National Geographic magazine. He has embarked on a sevenyear global trek from Africa to Tierra Del Fuego, following the migration of our Homo sapiens ancestors. In 2500 generations, they spread from Africa to the most remote parts of the earth. I wanted to depict the idea of generations moving onward, changing the world and humankind bit by bit, step by step.

My interpretation was created as a 300-yard strip, dyed and silkscreened with 2500 overlapping handprints, wrapped as one continuous piece to represent the people, the generations, and the journey.

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