Shine, Shine, Shine

Artist Statement

San Bernardino has a strong Hispanic immigrant population, but it also has a history of xenophobia and attempts to pass anti-immigration legislation. The UK government is similarly attempting to pass anti-non-European-Union-immigrant laws right now. I recently immigrated to the UK from the US, and have noticed that politicians argue among one another and to the British public about immigration, but do not make statements addressing the immigrants. This is divisive and counterproductive. As an immigrant, I want to hear some encouraging words. I imagine the immigrants of San Bernardino would want the same.