IN AMERICA 2001 - 2021
The diminutive “Duster Shack” series are richly expressionistic improvisations that seem bigger than they actually are. Also taken from Dorothea Lange’s photographs, they depict ramshackle shelters cobbled together by migrants who have nowhere to lie down except where they happen to find themselves at day’s – or road’s – end. The mineral mix of the paint and colors are almost analogues for the mix of materials – boards, blankets, old tires, even cars – that compose them. The term “Duster” refers here to refugees from the Dustbowl.