Ellis Island & Angel Island Series
These paintings, created between 1983-88, endeavor to evoke the hope, trepidation and sadness of the immigration experience. Arrivals were sometimes held for months, even years. Messages and poems written or carved in the barrack walls testify to their fears and frustration. Of the paintings of the two immigration sites, those of the Ellis Island series were the more exhibited. They were first shown at a Washington, DC gallery in 1987, and again in 1990-91, at the Ellis Island Museum itself. View samples of the collections below.
Works that are available for acquisition are noted. Additional work is available for view upon request.