KEELIN DAVIS, CLASS OF 2017 | PAPER, ARCHIVAL INK
For this project I re-created a portrait of a young Syrian refugee
by National Geographic photographer, David Gross. The portrait
is created through the layering of Arabic and German texts.
The face of the portrait is made out of Arabic while the clothing is
made out of German. This represents the attempt of assimilation
of the refugees to European culture. The juxtaposition of the two
very different languages shows the difficulties they have been
going through. The texts I used are the Arab Peace Initiative
in Arabic and a German article about a protest piece a German
musician wrote about the Syrian Refugee Crisis.