University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


  • Grace Graupe-Pillard :
  • Nowhere to Go - Traffic Light

    Nowhere to Go - Traffic Light

    traffic light

    Nowhere To Go - Traffic Light, Pastels/cutout canvas, 80½" x 71 ",1990

    There is an image of a suitcase, two sacks, dirt and a shovel - depicting flight (the baggage stand for the few belongings the refugees or prisoners could take with them), and the mounds of earth an ever present reminder of graves and burial sites. The traffic light represents the mechanistic proficiancy of an outside controlling force.