Sea Wall is a makeshift sandbag wall constructed from tropical sea-themed shower curtain fabric. The piece addresses themes of borders and control, and is a metaphor for the fact that the sea is but one of many hurdles in the process of refuge seeking. The image of the sandbag defence has connotations of warfare and references the landscape of conflict that many refugees have come from, but also the sad fact that their arrival on foreign shores is not always met with open arms, but with unwelcoming political rhetoric and social views.
Sea Wall (2016)
Shower curtain sand bags