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Deconstructed Borders
Deconstructed Borders
Intaglio
12x9
2016

Struck by the aerial views of the expansive Za’atari refugee camp, I began thinking about borders as invisible lines humans draw on the land. “Sorry you can’t come in here.... you were born on that side of the line.” The red lines are deconstructed borders of the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. The deconstructed borders looked vascular to me. I was reminded of one of my favorite scientific facts. The iron in all of our blood was forged in a common star.