What do I stand for, 2016

This work interprets our current political cataclysm and challenges the idea of keeping out the “other”. The piece doesn’t function as a standard wall used to enclose spaces. Instead, it is fragmented with cracks to represent the literal and figurative fragility of spatial and cultural divides. Throughout history, walls have been built between regions, causing displacement and hostile propaganda among the people they stand between. These barriers generally don’t stand the test of time as territories change and ideologies between contrasting groups shift and sometimes unite. Walls become historical remnants of broken ideas, and the materials used to create them become re-appropriated. 

Plywood, Frosted Acrylic, LEDs 

Photographs by Brooke DiDonato