The theme that emerged out of my most recent round of translating the journal (bottom) layer of the immigrant (detention center) art is hope. How did these women maintain hope through the horrors they experienced? What gives them hope (& keeps them going) during the uncertainty of incarceration and pleaing for asylum? What gives them hope for a better Tommorrow? The guides art meditation leads them through these reflective questions. The general art directions also will be included, but of course (and wonderfully so) each one will look very different.
One aspect of the directions invites participants to choose a symbol which they then repeat throughout the art.