wall constructions

Arriving in Oaxaca, Mexico for an artist residency just after Trump was elected President, the threat of building a border wall loomed large. In response, I photographed beautiful, ancient and new walls in Oaxaca that honor the history, and architectural and artistic culture of Mexico. Printed on amate paper I made during the residency, I hand-stitched enhancements and memories into each “wall construction” with silk threads. Inspired by Rauschenberg's "Hiccups", the 35 individual pieces are joined by paper-wrapped barbed wire to create a 20 ft long "Oaxacan" wall and can be displayed in multiple configurations.

wall constructions, installation view, 2018. 35 archival pigment digital mono-prints on artist-made paper from amate; stitched with silk thread, paper-wrapped barbed wire; 11 x 240 inches