LAMPEDUSA by Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou demonstrates the artist’s ability to utilize and manipulate found objects and recycled materials. In this case glass marbles, beads and plaster become the Mediterranean Sea surrounding the Italian island of Lampedusa. On the surface the work is quite beautiful, much like the island, but makes reference to the ongoing plight of African immigrants risking their lives to reach Europe by boat. Since the early 2000s, Lampedusa, the European territory closest to Libya, has become a prime transit point for migrants paying people smugglers in Libya to help get them to from Africa to Europe. From January to April 2015 alone, about 1600 migrants died on the route from Libya to Lampedusa, making it the deadliest migrant route in the world.