oil on linen (2010) - 30x40x2 - ARTIST STATEMENT: Immigrants seeking asylum come to our shores. Depicted as family groups, hoping to stay together to create a new life free of persecution and limitless in its opportunities. How do I know? Because I am first born American in my Hungarian family. My mother was in Auschwitz as a teenager and after being freed migrated to America. These are the people and this our beautiful diversity is what makes our country great.