I have drawn inspiration from the migration of birds to tell a story of freedom and statelessness. The series was first conceived when I reflected on my stepfather’s plight to obtain a passport in England. Despite living in the country all his life, he was unable to obtain a passport for years due to an error on his birth certificate. Despite being free, he was somehow in limbo.
I convey this story through birds. Migratory birds are mostly stateless and therefore free. They are the perfect metaphor for freedom and identity.
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