Linda Armstrong

Unbound’| 11”x15” inches | 2017

I collect fishing nets that I find on the beach.  I’m intrigued conceptually with nets, especially fishing nets and ideas surrounding loss and passages, past, present and future. Twenty years ago, I saw on Cumberland Island, GA, which I frequent, several Cuban boats, homemade, broken apart on the beach, with belongings and clothes strewn about. Now, I can’t help thinking about all the people forced to escape their homelands, lost at sea, some making it to new shores and the images of all the people who die or are rescued, the history of slave traders making deliveries to my state. These drawings reflect my response.