A Juxtaposition of Phases (Phase 3: The Arrival)

Vivek Sashidharan2013

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Washington, DC, United States

This third piece showcases a scene that demarcates the uncertain from the certain. The image is a typical airport scene whereby the individual's family is met by a relative. The relative is seen here hugging the child while the parents peer on. This scene signifies the freedom attained by the individual and his family to travel back and forth between the home country and the United States without the feeling of being a visitor in the U.S.


VIVEK SASHIDHARAN was born in India and came to United States to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies. He has worked in the IT industry for over seven years. He believes art to be tremendously therapeutic, especially as a means of documenting the experience of immigration. He lives near Boston, MA.


  • Title: A Juxtaposition of Phases (Phase 3: The Arrival)
  • Creator: Vivek Sashidharan
  • Date: 2013
  • Location: Boston, Mass.
  • Physical Dimensions: 16" x 20"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

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