What is it like to experience living in a war-torn country? As a resident of a peaceful country I can only attempt to imagine how difficult it is. This group of artwork was my attempt at processing the feelings I had seeing refugees lose their homes to war and fleeing their country to try to find safely within another empathetic country. Seeing these same refugees being turned away again and again. These pieces contain images of war, sadness, frustration and question the existence of hope.
As a reflection of modern needlework, this series uses silk thread as a line to depict the images of the human body. Instead of tidily finishing the work on the back of the artwork, the threads hang on the front, exposing the construction of the needlework stitches. The hanging threads simultaneously obscure and reveal portions of the subject giving the viewer the opportunity to try to see deeper into the image.