Acrylic paintings exploring different forms of shelter by German artist Moki Mioke which she describes as "going into hiding, shielding, disguising or veiling yourself, including the apparent need to create a space of your own and to feel safe." Her subjects are the the refugees she encounters in her neighborhood who live in self-constructed huts and tents made from recycled materials such as plastic tarps, wooden panels, mattresses, scraps of fabric, etc., though the reason for their displacement is unclear.
The hut-like constructions visualize the needs of the refugees and show the creativity that people can develop due to a lack of materials or being reduced to the use of found materials. Objects that are produced with recycled materials—whether it be dwellings, toys, household appliances or pieces of clothing—all are bearers of a hidden beauty and the undeniable misery behind it. It seems as though there was a longing inherent in them, like an unbreakable willpower to create something and to realize it, no matter what resources are available.