Seeing images of people fleeing in flimsy boats is sobering and moving and has a reaffirmed a feeling of how lucky I am to live in a peaceful place.
These prototype glass boats are inspired by the sense of vulnerability, but also of hope that the images stir in me. Made from a single sheet of bottle glass, the plan is to allow people to own a unique piece of sustainable art, and make a contribution towards a refugee support charity. Hopefully this will be cathartic for me, and for the people who buy them and also help to raise some funds.
"You have to understand that nobody puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land." Warsan Shire, Poet, Author, Immigrant.