May 28, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN SWEPT AWAY by Gabriela Molina

In the United States today there are at least 5,000 children in foster care because their parents were deported or have been arrested due to irregular immigration status, according to a recent report prepared by the Applied Research Center, a New York organization that promotes social and racial justice.

This piece by Salvadoran artist Gabriela Molina, we see the anguish of the separation and chaos introduced into the lives of children.  The tragedy of the collision of ideology with reality, which is becoming commonplace int he United States. When we see these children as real, exactly like our own, we will change and take the trouble fo a nuanced approach to immigration and the  all too blunt instruments that regulate it.

Ms. Molina:

“Harsh immigration laws allow and foment family separation. It is important that in the immigration proceedings that families are not separated and that children stay in communication with their parents. Otherwise the result is cruel and inhuman.
This policy just promotes sad, hurt, angry and unloved children who will keep missing their families. They will be the future of this country. What are they going to give to society if they have had a troubled childhood?  It is very important to raise healthy kids and cover every aspect of their life. Mentally, emotionally and physically.    In addition, it should be made possible for parents to get back their parenthood .
These cases are being taken very irresponsibly by not documenting the number and information of the children that are being left without their parents. If there is no filed information of these kids. Anything can happen to them. Their life is important. As a country, government and society it is our duty to take care of their lives and preserve their basic human rights, which includes keeping their families together.”

DENVER POST STORY HERE

 

Gabriela Molina is a New York-based artist and illustrator with Latin American roots. Born and raised in El Salvador, Gabriela spent some years of her life traveling around South America and Canada.After her travels she decided to follow her passion by moving to Savannah, Georgia to study arts at the renowned Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in illustration in 2010.Gabriela currently works as a freelance illustrator and fine artist. Widely published, her work has been featured and exhibited in the US, Argentina, Canada and Italy. She specializes in editorial and even has created an illustrated book.

Gaby works mainly in watercolor, gouache, pen, ink and Photoshop. Her pieces are characterized by a variety of textures, bold lines and strong stylizations, and are influenced by different cultures, journeys, memories and ideas. “I like to play with colors, lines and textures,” she says, “to provoke certain emotions and feelings in my illustrations.”

Her main goal is to keep growing as an artist and to develop in as many areas of the illustration market as possible.

Feel free to contact her anytime to inquire about business, ask a question, or just say hello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the United States today there are at least 5,000 children in foster care because their parents were deported or have been arrested due to irregular immigration status, according to a recent report prepared by the Applied Research Center, a New York organization that promotes social and racial justice.