Contemporary Mosaics

The Walk Across the World

“The Walk Across the World” is my representation of the journey of the thousands of refugees who have left their homelands. Each band of colour represents a part of the world with Canada being on the left. I created the area around the refugees in white to show that they are not seeing the world around them but concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other for thousands of kilometers.

I often hear the phrase, “it’s not the destination but the journey that counts”. That may be true for those of us who live in relative comfort and safety. For these folks, it is the destination that counts; the destination of peace, the destination of safety and the destination of a future for their children.

Photographed by Katelyn Franssen.