Portrait of a Refugee, 2019

Mirror, vinyl

5 ft. x 3 ft.

This is a universal portrait of a refugee. As recent political debates of the refugee crisis keep arising, this work aims to confront viewers with their own assumptions of what a refugee looks like. Throughout many decades and civilizations, humans have migrated to seek asylum in times of political, social, or economic hardship. This country is founded by refugees, and we should not forget our history and identity.

© 2017 Laura Gomez