With the recent deluge of images of children in cages, and detention centers, the chain-link fence has taken on new meaning for me. What was once a quotidian visual marker of urban life now sends chills down my spine. Months of quarantine combined with imagery of entrapment have heightened my sensitivity. The fence reminds us of quarantine—imposed dislocation—that many non-migrants found unfathomable until this year. To be trapped at home feels like an injustice, but what about those who are actually trapped?
acrylic and collaged paper on cradled panel
18" x 24" x 1"