The Discrimination Seating installation consists of 20 standard gray metal folding chairs set-up in four rows of five chairs each. One chair is covered in vibrant yarn and the other chairs left bare. The yarn-bombed chair sits disconcertingly confined within a barbed-wire enclosure. The result creates a stark juxtaposition and challenges the viewer’s physical boundaries. The message reflects upon social oppression and internal conflict. The physical and psychological boundary imposed by the barbed-wire fence, make the impact of this work and its message of discrimination, social oppression, and internal conflict, hard to ignore.
My intention is for this work to not only have a strong impact but to mirror the unique social isolation and ostracization that’s often experienced by individuals.
Made in response to an invitation by Jill Slaughter, curator at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to participate with six other artists, in the exhibition, Which Way Out.
The works are interpretations of the exhibition’s title and are meant to reflect upon the struggle over determining what personal information one shares, and what one chooses to keep private.