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My goal with this poster and the illustration was to emphasize the terror and chaos in the lives of immigrants and refugees who are turned away at the United States border. These individuals and families have sacrificed everything they have, especially their own personal safety to seek out a better life and are turned away out of fear and prejudice.
To create this illustration I used abstract ink brush strokes combined with digital elements to pull a narrative out of the out the chaotic marks. The idea was to emulate the difficulty we have in parsing the variety of news and opinions we're given in mass media in our effort to discover the truth. Viewers of this design are given an opportunity to find the hidden details of the story and are thereby encouraged to think more deeply about the subject at hand.
The image has been well received and I'm currently looking for opportunities to use it as a fundraising device for programs attending to the needs of immigrants and refugees in detention centers at the U.S. border.