Monday, November 19, 2012

Contested Borders

Here I have implaced sixteen regions from around the world as fragmented sections of countries in a chalkboard map.  All these countries have contested (or currently contesting) their shared borders: North and South Sudan, Palestine and Israel, USA and Mexico, Japan and China, North and South Korea. These liminal sites and their peripheral boundaries define cultures, and represent our attachment to land and our sense of identity that is intimately connected to place. These implacements embody the cultural, historical, and spatial complexities of sharing place.

Contested Borders: 4 x 4', acrylic paint, encaustic, charcoal, china marker, gloss gel medium transfer on prepared cradled board


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