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Essential/Non-Essential

Michelle Graznak's avatar Michelle Graznak

Description: I started this drawing in 1990 and abandoned it. Last year I picked it back up, motivated by my frustration with the way migrants are treated. Government and social systems use arbitrary classifications such as race, nationality, gender, class to decide who is deserving of inclusion. Migrants who serve an important function are not included as deserving of inclusion.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 1/2"
  • Medium: Charcoal/Pastel
  • Width: 32"
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 43"