This is an oil on canvas 20"x30". This year I am thinking about immigration in terms of ALL of our 'leave-taking'. All of us have particular 'expulsions' from 'home' in our lives. Places, things, and people are taken away from us. We are forced to move to new places because we can no longer function in the old place. Most of us go in sorrow, kicking and screaming. We can't go back...only forward. This couple depicted, were forced out of their parenthood Eden and into the land of 'losing a child'. They go forward with grace, dignity, and sorrow and hope. The very least we can do is walk alongside them.