Mother of Exiles

Mother of Exiles

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Bill Nelson
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Mother of Exiles by Bill Nelson
Mixed Media
9" x 16" x 7"

I call my assemblage "Mother of Exiles," borrowing from Emma Lazarus's sonnet, "The New Colossus," which is installed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. The photograph I've incorporated dates to the late 1800s, taken by a ship-traveling immigrant the moment he saw Lady Liberty through the fog and felt her welcoming embrace. Far less welcoming these days of crisis and unrest. The camera I selected is also period, matching the one used by the soon-to-be citizen of the United States.

LOCAL PICK UP ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 
Purchased works can be picked up at the gallery after the end of the exhibit on October 31, 2020.