Refugee Series / by Kim Roberts

Just back from another workshop--'Carbon Lab' with Paula Roland in Santa Fe. I discovered a few new techniques and am off on a new angle. A series started to develop as I was inspired by some contemporary issues we face as humans. Shifting borders--psychological, geographical, political and environmentally induced--seem to be on center stage at the moment. The idea of being a refugee has sparked a nerve, because from a larger perspective, aren't we all refugees? This theme has gripped me the past few months--the Calais jungle, Mediterranean migrants, Syrian immigrants in Germany--and I foresee a new body of work based on it. Here's what I have uploaded so far...