Through an abstract exploration of line, form and color, “Faceless” depicts the plight of immigrants in America.
The ill-defined human form surrounded by the red background depicts the dangers immigrants face on their journey. The crisscrossing lines, some visible, others blurred, signify the many barriers and hurdles that thwart their assimilation into the adopted society.
Yet, despite the hurdles, immigrants to America persevere, courageously building the American dream for themselves, and our beloved country. Courage, often signified in some cultures by the saffron yellow-orange color, occupies the bottom left of the painting and an orange glow emanates from the figure as if to hint at the inner human strength that nurtures America.