Bodies of Water / by Jonathas Nazareth

There were a flurry of images of refugees in the newspapers last year. This year, there aren’t as many, but what stuck with me were these images of tens of people on life rafts and inflatable mattresses. Often, very few knew how to swim. I drew bodies in the water. Bodies in conflict. Bodies trying to float. Bodies of water. Patterns in water of people’s bodies as I imagined seeing them from above and below.

Most of these are:

6”x”6 Acrylic and watercolor pencil on paper.

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