Aileen Bassis

"Immigrant"
This series is concerned with immigration today.  I taught in an urban school
district, with students who were immigrants or the children of immigrants.  The  
Immigrant series uses prints on paper of fragments of faces combined with maps.
The images are pierced and knotted with threads or thin wire.  I also created a
group of altered books on this theme that incorporate digital photographs, and
photocopied family photos. This work is about the tenuous hold immigrants often
have on life here.
"Crossing"
2004
Photocopy
transfer prints,
ink
and wire.
About 15" x 13"
"Moment"
2004
Photocopy transfer
prints, ink, wire
About 22" x 19"
"Diffusion"
15" x 11"
2003
Photocopy
transferprints
and thread
"History # 1"
2003
22.5" x 15"
Photocopy
transfer prints
and thread
"Division"
2003
19-1/2 x 23"
Photocopy
Transfer
Prints and Thread
"Departure"
2003
20" x 13 3/4"
Photocopy
Transfer
Prints and
Thread
"Immigrant Story
(George)"
2004
Altered Book with  
wire, digital
photos ,
photocopies.
8"H x 12"W x 6"D
"Immigrant Story
(Jeannette)"
2004
Altered Book with
wire, digital photos,
photocopies.
8"H x 9"W x 5"D
"Immigrant Story
(Andrius)"
2004  
8" H x 10" W x 5" D
found book with
digital
photocopies,
thread