The Borders We Create Series
This exhibition is focused on the borders we create and the tension that is fueled by a line on a map. It also asks the question, should we all be citizens of the world? Borders change over time sometimes through violence, other times land is traded or sold peacefully or it is parceled out through international agreements. Borders can be open or heavily militarized. They can be geographic or established through agreements between political or social entities. What is a border but a line drawn on a map?
Through collage Jessica Russo Scherr presents images that highlight the privilege and turmoil that permeates global migration. She creates views that erase the lines that appear on maps in order to look at the land without the political constructs that cause so much pain and agony. In many cases there are small bits of images or material that add layers of metaphor beyond the blurring of borders.