In 2018 I was compelled to "do something" after I saw children separated from their parents and put in cages at the U.S. border. Initially I felt helpless; but I knew I couldn't be daunted. I began volunteering at a migrant welcome center in Tucson.
Out of that moral struggle and from my experiences at the center I began creating art dealing with the suffering of Asylum seekers. At that time I also joined a bi-national organization called Save Asylum that advocates for migrants at our border. It is a privilege to create art for this movement and to lift up the stories of asylum seekers.
More of this art can be seen in some of the links below:
THE WAY OF ASYLUM
The Way of Asylum is based on the 14 Stations of the Cross that are images used to commemorate the events Jesus experienced before his crucifixion and death. In my Stations Jesus is embodied in the people seeking asylum in our country. For a more comprehensive immersion please visit the website created for the Stations at https://www.thewayofasylum.com
CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY
The Corporal Works of Mercy come from Christ's commands in Matthew 25 to "welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned, and bury the dead. Here the Corporal Works of Mercy are re-imagined with acts of mercy being shown to our siblings seeking asylum in our country.