I conflate refugees’ necessities through landscape images to explore human and natural systems under threat. My parents were refugees and I remember their stories of fear and desperation. They also gave me a deep respect for the landscapes of our home in British Columbia.

Each lifejacket: 50 cm h x 46cm w x 30cm d, hand embroidery (cotton and silk thread) on painted linen, cotton canvas, assorted sewing notions, foam inserts. Presented on mirror.

photos by Ted Clarke Image This detail images BMatzkuhn.