Mass Migration

A Senior Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition

The aftermath of the Arab Spring and the range of on-going conflicts in the Middle East are immensely complex. In an effort to comprehend the reasons behind continual violence, Julia has dedicated time in the past years to the study of Middle Eastern journalism.

Often the images and headlines are too difficult to look at when it comes to the six-year conflict in Syria. Through this exhibit, ceramics and elements of layered collage are used to speak about the many individuals in transit who are forcibly leaving their homeland. Using flattened images and repeated shapes, visual storytelling becomes a vehicle for seeing the atrocities occurring in our time that we too often simplify.