Dreamers No. 1 / by Josh Sands

Dreamers No. 1, 2019

borosilicate glass, metal bird cage, toddler clothes and shoes, toothpaste and brushes, candle holder tray

It’s a sad and alarming place to be coming from, first as an artist and second as a new parent, to be morally forced into creating a piece that reflects the atrocities of our times. In my own powerless way I decided that I could at least make a piece that highlights the horror of kids in cages if in fact I am unable to stop it. All politics aside having two small children and constantly being confronted with this reality in visual form, albeit an ongoing reality; one that started some time ago, happened to be for me an overpowering emotional event and required a visual rebuttal.