The thesis work in the portfolio is a visual expression of what secession in America could look like. The 3 parts to this portfolio include a Thesis Paper, and 2 artworks. These two pieces: Untitled(Secession Maps) and Untitled(Wall:Declaration of Independence) work off each other, as differing iterations of the idea of contemporary secession in America. These two pieces co-exist and balance each other out, even in basic terms of black and white appearances.
Colorado, New Mexico
Installation view of Untitled(Secession Maps) and Untitled(Wall:Declaration of Independence). In this photograph one can see the back of the wall, showing the materiality of the piece.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi.
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland
Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia
Plain States: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma
Half View of Untitled(Secession Maps) 2013
A propped up wall with projected scrolling text. The text is projected white light and reads the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence 1776.
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri
Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada
Close up image of the Untitled(Wall:Declaration of Independence) Close up of the projected scrolling text.