"In the notion of diaspora, we find the often harsh reality of the migration, a constant flow and mix of souls. It is said that art transcends geography...For the artist in our time to enter the stream of contemporary ideas, he or she has to abandon the notion of a fixed center. He is his own center, being if he chooses in several places at once, speaking several tongues or being able to look at any given situation from a variety of points of view. The concept of multiple narratives, a story with two or more points of view, is the operational principle of my work."
-Paul Gardère, excerpt from The Visual Semantics of Diaspora: Paul Gardère, Lehigh University, 2007