Unwelcome Mat, 2022
tufted wool
24 x 36 in
$2,256
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In 2018 22,560 refugees were admitted to the United States, down from 132,531 admitted in 1992. This piece is priced at ¢10 per/refugee admitted to the US in 2018. By way of further comparison, Germany admitted 1,063,835 refugees in 2018. The price of the piece shows we don’t give a dime for the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free anymore. We want only your storied pomp! 
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
 I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Emma Lazarus


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