Poet, lê thị diễm thúy, expresses her interest in Henri Matisse’s The Swimming Pool through her flow of words from Sans Papiers. She creates a bridge between the water’s beautiful ability to take the form of anything. The adaptive state of it is comparable to the life of a migrant. Their body weaves into the crooks and crannies of their new-found world to create a different way of living for not only themselves but for the future generations to come.
The various blue shapes resembling humans in Matisse’s work shows how people stretch their body to the extent for liberation. The price of coming to an unknown land is to mold oneself into foreign concepts.