Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Refugees

I saw a picture on that particularly moved me on the subject of displaced refugees who are right now due to many reasons all in camps around the world. Imagine literally thousands of people surviving on a gallon of water and cups of food a day if they get lucky, completely ontop of each other's body space. You put around ten people in a halted airport or subway system for nine hours, they get ready to eat each other. The picture struck me as almost dream like, this huge numberless mass of people's jet black bodies and faces all staring out from drapery shapes and rainbow colored hijabs or turbans or wearing tshirts, the effect was really interesting so I inked it and I am likely to color it later. I hope the image looks beautiful or just abstract, and not offensive or scary to anybody, I wanted to honor these brave people not alienize anyone.

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