Mary King

31 Headscarves (2015)
watercolor, acrylic, collage and candy wrappers on paper – 14 x 21.5 inches

A Syrian refugee living in Hamburg, Germany cheerfully announces that she has 31 head coverings. Other women in attendance at her German language lesson give her tips regarding where she can buy more at a bargain price in Hamburg. The mood is joyful, but you can see from the image that there is more to the story.