Saskia Jorda's "You are Here - Part I: Migration"
Artist: Saskia Jorda
Medium: Embroidered thread drawings on mesh
My recent works: You are Here - Part I: Migration and Bound - Size 7 reference issues of displacement, migration, and connection to the land. These works are of timely relevance in our current economic conditions, and the large percentage of displaced families nationwide.
They reference mobility, the ongoing migratory patterns across the country, and specifically Arizona's own seasonal in-flux and out-flux of population. On a more personal level, they offer a glimpse into my journey of self-discovery, my search for placement, and my own connection to the place I call home.
The countdown to Best of Phoenix continues! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix. No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?
95: Allison Elliott's Walls of Downtown Phoenix
94. Fausto Fernandez's Grid City
93. Chikara Kakizawa's Ship Out of Water
92: Dayvid LeMmon's Process / Gentrification
61. A Military Parade in Phoenix (c. 1888)
58. Brad Armstrong's Phoenix Carnival
57. B. Spiderman's "... And I Never Did Get That Pony Either"
56. Colton Brock's 810 N. 4th St.
55. Melanie and Michelle Craven's Twin Cactus
54. 407 E Roosevelt St.
53. Betty Schlueter's "The Sonoran"
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Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com
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