Walls and Fences, 9.5x24”, Reductive woodcut, 2017
Walls and Fences #2, 9.5x24”, Reductive woodcut, 2017
Walls and Fences #4 (We so totally conquered Egypt too), 26x40”, Reductive woodcut, 2017
Walls and Fences #4, 22x30", Reductive woodcut, 2017
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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.
WALLS AND FENCES