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Paul Stopforth

Migration: Double Grind

Migration: Double Grind

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Title: Migration: Double Grind
Medium: Four colour lithograph
Size: 76.5 x 57 cm
Edition size: 30

"Double-vision, double-take, double-mind, double-bind, double-faced, double-tongued and double-edged all describe something about the mental somersaulting that accompanies the life of the immigrant and the exile.

This print constitutes a reflection on living a life with, and between two worlds.

Migration: Double-grind uses a British Boer War grindstone as an image that reflects the tension and the struggle of coming to terms with life in another culture, in another country.

The courage and the perseverance required are invigorating, and hopefully, a new and more precise awareness of what it means to be in the world is the result.

The superimposition of the translucent images of 'Lifebuoy' and 'Sunlight ' soap refer directly to Stopforth's childhood and for him, they constitute triggers of memory.

"You learn, if you're lucky, the chameleon art of adaptation, and how to modulate your laughter. You learn to use your lips properly. Henceforth you are at home nowhere, and by that token everywhere.' Breyten Breytenbach, ' The Exile as African." Paul Stopforth

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