Forced to Flee
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NFS 44 x 37 inches | 2018
On 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 I feel is regularly overlooked in the media. I also wanted to give form to those who died, with shadowy figures of men, women, and children.
Data source: www.unitedagainstracism.org
Photo by Benjamin Westoby