Artist: Teddy Milder
Title: passages: ode to jy
Attribution: passages: ode to JY; 2020, Teddy Milder
Materials: archival pigment mono-prints on specially coated paper-artist handmade in Oaxaca; stitched with silk thread;
Dimensions: 12" x 19"
Image Statement: Inspired by Mexican artist Jorge Yazpik during an artist residency in Oaxaca, I photographed, altered and printed two of his metal works. The stitched enhancements and embellishments intertwine my handwork with the image to highlight passageways and symbolically, yet delicately, mend US current border and refugee policies.