A BOAT TO AMERICA

 

"Boat to America" is a collection of paintings and assemblage that tell of my Italian family’s immigration to the U.S. I also designed an interactive display about immigration and invited people attending my exhibit to tell about their own families.

A Boat to America, paintings and assemblage 5x11
The Old Country, oil 20x18
 A Boat to America, oil 20x36
The Mechanics, oil 36x24
Hope is the Anchor of Our Lives, oil 36x30
Assemblage 14x12, rock, wood, fabric, plexiglass, paper and ink
Assemblage 14x12, rock, wood, fabric, plexiglass, paper and ink
Assemblage 14x12, rock, wood, fabric, plexiglass, paper and ink
Assemblage 14x12, rock, wood, fabric, plexiglass, paper and ink
'Hope is the Anchor of Our Lives', interactive display 60x24, fabric,
paper, chains, paper tags, wood. Signage 24x10, wood, fabric, metal, shipping tags, pens, clipboard
Signage instructions for 'Hope is the Anchor of Our Lives'. Detail
People interacting with the display
Chains covered with immigration stories
Tags filled out by participants
'Hope is the Anchor of Our Lives' participant hanging a tag
'Hope is the Anchor of Our Lives' participants writing on tags
Display box created for the Santa Cruz County Library
Changing Patterns, oil 45x30
The Boxing Lesson, oil 22x36