All Of Us by Troy Nickle

All Of Us

This work was created as a temporary installation on the campus lawn at Governors State University in Illinois, U.S. The work is a response to the plight of the Syrian refugees and the 59.5 million people worldwide who are displaced due to war and persecution. I have chosen to dig the quote "The ache for home lives in all of us," by the late civil rights activist and poet Maya Angelou into the earth of the campus lawn to addresses a physical, psychological and spiritual need within us all to have a place where we have feeling of belonging, where we are safe and sheltered from the elements and where we feel accepted. Regardless of our ethnic background or religion all human beings share the common need for a home. Through the quote I wanted to start a dialogue about those displaced and to shed light on our shared humanity.