Bringing together a body of work to indicate the problems of the migration crisis happening in the Mediterranean Sea at present, subjects the artist to ethical scrutiny. The phrase ‘we are all migrants’ springs to mind.
Using found materials has always been a priority in forming installation artwork. Materials such as old lengths of rope scavenged from local shores.
Integral to this process is the taking apart and reducing the strength and increasing the stress factors in the construction. The resultant sea worn fabrics can then be constructed into Burmese style rope bridges, which are very precarious to cross, symbolizing the journey of the migrants of today.
The installations provide the fragility and tension of worn out rope bridge(s). Threadbare cords suggest a dangerous journey taken by many citizens.
The scale of the works only exclaim the imaginative distance spanned for human crossings to safety to Europe or drowning in the deep Mediterranean.