Coping mechanisms manifest in many forms. Positive affirmation is a utilitarian tool used to overcome difficulties for some. HOLD TIGHT is a piece that was created during a time where I needed the simple reminder to “hold tight.” It contains a collage of a photograph of a jungle gym in Le Roy, Illinois where a child in a puffy jacket is hanging by her arms, layered on top (with scotch tape) is a cut-out of a woman [mother] who appears relaxed in the Mexican sun. This collage combines life before migration with a post-migration Kodak moment.
vinyl letters and collage in artist's frame