Yes to Integrity

As a member of The Boston Printmakers, I have made the following triptych for the members show, 2016, A State Of Mind.

Energy conservation, wealth opportunity, LGBT rights, global warming, issues of national security, immigration, animal rights, voter suppression, or issues of privacy are some of the concerns facing our diverse community. The problems are immense, but the impact to the culture at large appears diffuse and trivialized by news media’s frantic bombardment of messages. We hope to establish a reasoned, well placed, forum for the issues at hand by asking members to consider participating in the next Boston Printmakers members exhibit titled, 2016, A State Of Mind.

Exhibition dates: November 1 to December 10, 2016.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5 – 7 pm

Place: Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 20 Main Street, Exeter, NH 03833-2460, Lamont gallery website

Yes to Integrity, christiane_corcelle

Yes to Integrity, cut-out prints mounted on canvas, Triptych H: 20” x 60”

Yes to Integrity is a triptych that illustrates the issues facing refugees. It is read right to left.

The first panel illustrates the exodus of children, men, women leaving their countries to escape persecution, war or poverty. They leave everything behind and risk their lives in search of Freedom and Safety.

The middle panel shows the everyday growing mass of refugees gathered in Greece and behind the walls in Mexico, awaiting their chance at a better life.

The third panel shows refugees trickling into the USA, but the border is not open wide enough, and only a few can get in.

Rather than building more barriers, we should open our borders wider and welcome more refugees into our country. We are a country whose roots are founded by people looking for a better future. Why not celebrate immigration as we celebrate the first immigrants to our country every year on Columbus day?