The artwork Welcome! Uncovers aspects of our history of immigration marginalization that have remained largely unknown to the mainstream public. Using an antagonistic stance, this work portrays a critical confrontational view of the United States immigration laws since 1790. The Statue of Liberty text reads: 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-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! This is a myth; the United States has always placed limits and marginalized or banded those ruled inadmissible based on race and religion.
Collection of the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea Monfalcone, Italy.