Border Issues, mixed media on paper, 2010
Journey of the Dead, mixed media on paper on canvas, 24" by 36", 2010
The Border Crossed Me, closed, artist book, mixed media, 2010
The Border Crossed Me, Desert, artist book, mixed media, 2010
The Border Crossed Me, Migrants, artist book, mixed media, 2010
Altar of Hope, mixed media on paper on canvas, 30" by 40", 2010
Although I do not personally identify with New Mexico's history, having moved from the Netherlands to grow up in Germany, and moving to the US as an adult, it is the history I see inscribed and belonging to the land. As a transient observer trying to integrate different cultural backgrounds, I am interested in bringing to light our common humanity, making history visible, and confronting my contemporaries with the past so that their insights might inform the present. The memories I use are vicarious, acquired intellectually and shaped by contemporary politics. Yet they are deeply felt on a human level, based on parallel personal experiences of migration, hardship and loss within a different context.