Some Barriers Can’t Be Broken by Abigail Yarcusco

Creative Project, PHIL 114 Global Moral Issues, Summer 2017, Purdue University

FullSizeRender (3)

PHIL114C.P1Justification (2)

In author Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s book Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club (2011), it is displayed how an international border, no matter how minuscule in defining distance, creates a definite separation for his characters. In my artwork, I focus on the inability to break through all barriers. I specifically reference e-reader version pages 27-28, where the speaker states, “Then it occurred to me that I was afraid … Why couldn’t he leave too? I knew that answer to that question even before I asked it. He wasn’t the leaving kind” (Sáenz, pgs 27-28). In my photo, two women are helplessly in love while separated by a literal barrier, just as the two men in the first chapter of this book are. They have overcome one barrier, that of sexuality, and yet, because of a separation, are kept apart. Thus, barriers perpetuate separation, and borders are never truly broken.

Works Cited: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club: stories.
[E-Reader version]. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2012. Print.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.