Posted on: May 5, 2017
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This installation was created using etching, silkscreen, and xerox lithography printmaking processes on cotton muslin and discarded paper scraps.

Emma Wolfsohn

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BFA Student

Major: Printmaking

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

As of 2017, there are roughly 65.3 million people who have been forcibly displaced worldwide with 21.3 million refugees among them. The deluge of news concerning the refugee crisis is available to us at any moment, but the the repeated suffering of refugees extends far past our field of vision. The fragments of articles we read on our morning commutes or at the end of the day do not describe the damage done to millions of lives. At times, this way of receiving information weakens our ability to empathize. To find a point of connection, it is important that we recognize where we stand in relation to the crisis and what our roles our based on that position.