120 Essex Street
Spanning the flagpoles of Essex Street Market, Exodus is a narrative series of banners depicting the flight of refugees. The physical and mental stress of their journeys is palpable. They are depicted escaping warfare and devastation, carrying what they can over vast distances, and responsible for children, the sick and elderly. Despite constant threats to their survival, they are also driven by hope. Flowers, birds and butterflies, as well as Chinese symbols like clouds and dragons remind us that nature and the human imagination cannot be confined.
Courtesy of the artist.