Mixed media on paper framed 40 x 30 (16 x 12)
This picture of the refugees was one of a number of studies
produced in preparation for a commission on Stella Maris, Our
Lady Star of the Sea. The examples I’ve looked at on this theme
regularly include figures in peril in a boat upon the open sea. The
plight of the refugees seemed to me an obvious example in our
time to invoke the all-encompassing protection of Our Lady.