CONSTRUCTION FENCE

A security fence blocks off the the area around a construction site —except when there's only one panel. This is another in a series of works about security fences that hold them up to consideration. In this case I considered the fence around a construction site across from my studio. In the first of these pieces, a single fence panel was silkscreened onto cardboard in yellow, white and turquoise — colors derived from materials used at the site. The 4 x 8 foot sheets of cardboard was taken from truck beds used to deliver materials to the site. The cardboard was then hand cut along the fence lines, allowing the viewer to see into layers of cardboard, closing the gap between image and representation. A second piece, using the same blockade, was made as a small etching at  5 x 7 inches.