Art Description: Made during my International Sculpture Center artist residency at Mana Contemporary in the winter of 2017/2018, this piece was the beginning of my recent exploration of walls in society. Having come of age at the end of the cold-war, I have witnessed the United States shift from a nation that demanded the removal of walls to one that seeks to constructs walls. Traditionally we have built them to keep people confined, such as prisons, now the political winds have shifted and we seek to build walls to keep people out. I question if we are just building a prison on a national scale. For ourselves. Walls, as a defensive strategy, have been used for centuries. All walls eventually fail and are breached. We must learn from the past and be bold enough to find new solutions, rather than root in useless dogma of old thinking.
Medium Used: Concrete and black pipe.