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Venice Vending Machine Edition III

Imaginary Shorelines
(Transforming identities)

Imaginary Shorelines, 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm (each piece)
August 2015

This work combines a map of Australia with Europe and the world addressing the theme of migration. It considers how migrants combine the places they leave behind with the ones they inhabit now. I reference my own family’s European history and that of the many migrants I have taught. Migrants may look back to an imaginary homeland, but their identities are continually transformed by the migration experience. This work is a touchstone for the transformative nature of migration and potential for the imagination and art to hold two or more places together at once.