My final piece from the#VisionsFromTheInside2016 series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster.
To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions
Excerpt from detainee’s letter: “The way I see it, this place is a human warehouse.” – Pavel
Artist statement: “My work depicts a portrait of a detainee, silenced by U.S government policy and corruption. The barcode on his forehead represents the ICE militarized industrial complex and the dehumanization of immigrant lives as a physical product within this system. There is a trail of detainees slowly losing their identity and disappearing into the distance. Similarly, the concrete background represents institutional imprisonment and stolen lives, while the dandelions, a symbol of overcoming hardship and adversity, reveal a contradiction in society; in many contexts they are considered a pest or a weed. Yet in truth, they are a beautiful flower that represents faithfulness and has powerful healing properties.” -Louis Chinn @jyunjyuncreates
Connect with this artist on:http://www.louischinn.com/