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Sculptor Fernando Escartiz’s paper maché skeleton carries a suitcase filled with mementos. Escartiz says the items show “what a migrant is and what he takes with him when he leaves one life to start another life in a different place.” In the background, Oakland artist Favianna Rodriguez’s painted butterflies beckon as part of the Oakland Museum of California’s “Metamorphosis and Migration” exhibit.

Sculptor Fernando Escartiz’s paper maché skeleton carries a suitcase filled with mementos. Escartiz says the items show “what a migrant is and what he takes with him when he leaves one life to start another life in a different place.” In the background, Oakland artist Favianna Rodriguez’s painted butterflies beckon as part of the Oakland Museum of California’s “Metamorphosis and Migration” exhibit.

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