Watch CBS News

Artist's Pillow Exhibit Draws Attention To Plight Of Undocumented Immigrants

(CBS) -- Artist Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera sews eight pillows a day, as part of the "Soul Asylum" exhibit.

(Credit: Diaz-Lewis Tumblr)

He is hoping to reach his goal of 34,000--a number he says represents the number of undocumented immigrants arrested each day in America.

(Credit: Diaz-Lewis Tumblr)

The pillow materials comes from the clothing of undocumented immigrants in Chicago. There are workshops twice a week during which people can help create more pillows.


The pillows will be on view in the exhibition Soul Asylum at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 W Superior St., until March 26.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.