The current US political climate has sparked my interest in the exploration of the metaphorical potential of walls.  The wall has many uses; it can be a way of containing something, of keeping something out, or a mere delineation of possession.  A wall can give someone a sense of security and at the same time make them feel trapped, isolated, and less free. A wall’s style, material, design attributes, and function are directly correlated to the cultural identity, aesthetic values, and practical need of the community and landscape in which it is a part of. Historically the wall is a timeless human concept.  It’s been around forever and will continue to be around for the remainder of human existence.