In October of 2018, over 2,000 individuals from Central America traveled on foot with the goal of entering the United States of America. In order to escape hardship, this journey included the use of make-shift rafts to transport the migrating caravan across the Suchiate River, which separates Mexico from Guatemala. These rafts, which were constructed out of miscellaneous items, challenge the preconceptions of identity both conceptually and materialistically while enticing the viewer to reflect on differing points of view.
This body of work derives from the controversial topic of migration that has flooded news outlets, political campaigns, and everyday conversations all over the world. While the majority of the time this situation has been critically analyzed on a public level, this work creates a platform eliminating the boundaries and barriers that separate us as individuals. This object metaphorically becomes a bridge, connecting individual journeys and presenting the opportunity to converse regardless of background, race, ethnicity, and beliefs.