Joanne Southorn

This work was inspired by Saigon during the Vietnam war. I spent some time in Saigon and I have relatives who fought in the war. I also know some Vietnamese people who were affected by it. Catholicism was introduced by the French colonialists, and with them came the concept of guardian angels. The belief that angels are watching over people has given great comfort to many.

Etching, linoprint, rag and tissue papers