no one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your ear
run away from me now
i dont know what i’ve become
but i know that anywhere
is safer than here”
― Warsan Shire
27 people lost their lives on Wednesday including an expectant mother and three children when the dinghy they were travelling in sank crossing between France and England.
On Tuesday 16th of November 10 people were found dead in the lower deck of a severely overcrowded wooden boat that was taking on water off the coast of Libya. It is estimated that 1,235 people have died or gone missing while attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean so far this year.
The Orkney artist Robinson RR, has for several years been creating work relating to refugees seeking asylum in Britain.
‘Syrian Reflection’ 2017. Made from logs washed ashore on Orkney
‘Hope in the Face of a Hostile Shore’ 2020. Made from driftwood washed ashore on Orkney
Ralph Robinson explained: “I have been protesting for many years the lack of coordination and unity of approach of the countries of Europe and Britain to the plight of refugees.”