It’s taken quite a bit to get to this point. Certainly some paint, but also some artistic stretching. Ellis Island.
I am ashamed I knew very little about this place which saw so many people, parents, families, children, ‘processed’ when they changed their lives by moving with very few things, to a land full of Hope.
The latest Bootcamp assignment for www.makeartthatsells.com seemed to trivialise the experiences of people seeking a better life. In reflection this tough assignment was to help the artists taking part, to research, to push forward, to look at alternatives.
I concentrated on the children of Ellis Island as their little footsteps became the future of a diverse country.