Drowning in a Sea of Indifference

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Drowning in a Sea of Indifference
acrylic ink and pencil on watercolor paper
18″ x 24″

Last summer, the Western press was transfixed by the image of Aylan Kurdi, the young boy washed ashore after drowning during his father’s desperate trek across the Mediterranean.

Aylan could have been my child. Or yours.

This painting is dedicated to these children and their parents. Many died within sight of the shoreline; their deaths were preventable. Now the same Aegean Sea that has long brought to mind joyful images of summer vacation and sun-kissed relaxation for Europeans, has become a killing field for the innocent.

I can only hope that our indifference will transform into compassionate action.