Leaving Home

Leaving Home, 60 x 60 Oil on Canvas Sept. 2015

For a long time now, I have been wrestling with the theme of leaving home and moving long distances in order to start a new life. Many of us did it for economic reasons and many more leave because of war and violence. In my own diverse and extended family, this situation is a current reality and although those close to me have lost their homes, country, livelihood, friends and community they are the lucky ones, they have support and love and people willing and able to help them.