Artist Description: This mother and child piece speaks of escape from trauma, from war or from abuse. The bruised eye tells a story. The female child hugs her mother out of fear and the need to be comforted. She also feels gratitude that her mother had the courage to save both of their lives, hence obtaining their freedom and dignity. It is difficult to leave the homeland, the familiar, the memories, but once safe possibilities of growth, peace, and tranquility are born which is expressed by the ocean in the background.
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