THE WAY OF ASYLUM
In 2020 I created art dealing with the suffering of Asylum seekers. I was compelled to start this work when I first heard about the children separated from their parents and put in concentration camps in the U.S. Initially I felt helpless; but I knew I couldn't be immobilized. From out of that struggle this artwork came.
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
Save Asylum is a Tucson, AZ based coalition of many justice organizations, churches and peoples of conscience that advocate for migrants at our border. We feel it is our responsibility as a civil society to condemn the US government's violation of migrants right to ask for Asylum according to international Asylum laws. The movement lifts up the testimonies of asylum seekers and acknowledges the injustices that they have faced in their home countries and by our nation. I am honored to create art for this movement and the people who are waiting for Asylum. This video shows some of the art I have made . Below is also for Casa Alitas, which is a migrant shelter where I volunteer.