An illustrated response to the news of refugees stuck on a boat in the Andaman Sea, with country leaders not allowing them to cross borders, leaving them adrift at sea.

In this, I highlight a struggle to comprehend the construction of borders and this need to police people's mobility.

What defines a country? What defines borders? How does controlling borders or citizenship affect large groups of people and individual lives? Large heads gargle the shorelines of three countries. The waves from their mouths trap the vessel in a stand still, a possibly fatal limbo.

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Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.
2015