I am a wall

2012

Driftwood.

720mm(w) x 480mm(h) x 50mm(d)

The backboard picked off the beach is pretty much “as found” with the damage to it providing the inspiration for figures breaking through. At the time I was listening to the American singer songwriter Tom Russell (b1953) and his song “Who’s going to build your wall?”
“I got 800 miles of bolted border
Right outside my door
There’s minutemen in little pick up trucks
Who declared their own dang war
Now the government wants to build a barrier like ol’ Berlin 8 feet tall
But if Uncle Sam sends the illegals home
Who’s going to build the wall?
I stencilled “I am a wall ” because I’d seen it in letters ten feet tall on a building gable in Florence and it made me smile.
I suppose it was a political comment.

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