Date of Award
Robert Porte -- Art, Artistic photography, Mixed media painting
"Migration is a phenomenon, not a problem – something that simply is. The right to migrate and to move freely is our human right. When societies restrict or choke off the movements of their citizens, they end up doing the work of a dam, they generate power and control floods, but in doing so they destroy life and wreck the surrounding space."
As the current administration at the time of this writing continues its program of deportation of women and children from the U.S. to their war torn and violent countries of origin, I want not to engage in an art practice that doesn’t consider the sociopolitical climate of our times.
Porte, Robert, "Migration Movement" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 301.