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"a new home", linocut in prussian blue
image size 11 x 14.5cm.
I have always thought drowning at sea one of the most horrible of deaths. The vastness of the ocean, and the loneliness it would bring, the cold seas of the arctic circle, seas set aflame as ships explode, the search for specks of life that the individual must be in that vastness, all fill me with dread, and at the sometime awe at its magnificence.
But it is not just in war that people drown, the desperation of the new waves of migrants is leading to absolutely awful tragedies. Fleeing war and economic hardship for a new life for them and their families, only to find their dreams drowned in a sea of bodies, cast adrift by the traffickers to a watery grave.