“Crossing the Line” looks from an aerial perspective at the Columbia Secure Center where I visit weekly to hang out and make artwork with current incarcerated youth. I made a series of wall collages observing the secure center as a contained ecosystem. I trace aerial geography from various google map perspectives of the prison and layer into its boundaries, imagery from other contained ecosystems —the international space station, a butterfly sanctuary and a coral reef--  ecosystems we typically associate with exploration, study and mystery. Essentially generating a flux between two different ecosystems, collocating the natural limitations we are subject too with the ones we have designed to use as mechanisms of oppression--questioning how we are looking at these systems from the outside in or the inside out and asking who is crossing the line. 






WORKS LIST (in order):

ISS, 2020
Foam board, digital prints, collage & pins
40”x 72”

Rainbow Reef, 2022
Foam board, digital prints, collage & pins
42”x 42”

Butterfly Portal, 2022
Foam board, digital prints, collage & pins
42”x 42”



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