Refugee Angel 2, Mixed Media on Wood 16x20x1

Although I consider myself a Buddhist, I have been gradually turning to the symbolic forms of religious display, early Christian symbolism and other forms of mysticism and mythology over the last five years. These elements bring stark attention to the images of modern human suffering, occurring throughout the world. At present, I have turned to icon art form to illustrate our global refugee crisis. I can’t shake the image of the mother stranded in the wilderness, attempting to protect her beloved child through times of fierce diversity. Photos taken of young mothers and their babes in and around temporary shelters in refugee camps are not easily forgotten images. I hope to shed some light on and perhaps motivation towards their cause.