The heart of this piece is the unique abacus, which uses tiny heads instead of the more common sets of beads, for calculations. The theme of the work concerns our immigration policies which emphasize quotas regarding how many immigrants are allowed into our country annually. Historically our restricted approach to immigration seems at odds with our history as a nation composed almost exclusively of immigrants and their descendants. It seems that the current immigration policy is directed more towards deporting immigrants rather than encouraging them to come here. We lock them up, and treat them as criminals - "murderers and rapists"- instead of progressing towards the multiethnic society envisioned at our country's inception.

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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.
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