Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Site-Specific Window Installation: Pigment Print on Fabric, Adhesive Vinyl on Glass, Cut Paper, Projected light. 12ft x 7.5ft

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Right Panel Detail

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Left Panel Detail

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Installation view on Wells St. 

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Profile Silhouette Detail

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Cartographic Silhouette Detail

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

House Silhouette Detail

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Installation on Wells St. 

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Night View with Cast Shadows

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Right Panel at Night

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Profile of a Fence

Profile of a Fence

Site-Specific Window Installation: Pigment Print on Fabric, Adhesive Vinyl on Glass, Cut Paper, Projected light. 12ft x 7.5ft

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.

Video Documentation

Profile of a Fence was commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of a series of public window installations in the historic Concordia neighborhood.

The piece responds to Milwaukee’s status as the most racially segregated city in America, a designation of vigorous local debate, but one that was reaffirmed by recent studies and widely publicized in several national publications. Employing the form of the silhouette and utilizing the passage of day into night, the work transforms over the course of a day, at first presenting an image of two figures isolated within their individual territories; then gradually revealing a cacophony of signs, projected in shadow, that point to the causes of segregation found in the geography, history, politics, and urban planning of the city.