Of the paintings of the two immigration buildings, those of the Ellis Island series were the more exhibited. They were first shown at a Washington, DC gallery in 1987, and again in 1990-91, at the Ellis Island Museum itself.
Immigrants journeyed to both sites with hope and trepidation. Of the two, Angel Island is by far the sadder. Arrivals were sometimes held for months, even years. Messages and poems written or carved in the barrack walls testify to their fears and frustration.
All works are acrylic on paper.