In the Wall Series I have divided the paper so that the people are separated…. but they still communicate by various means - air-born letters, windblown flowers or actually face to face through a fence. Throughout history societies have created obstacles to free movement of their own people. There was The Great Wall of China (221-206 BC), the Roman Wall (Hadrian’s 122 AD) and more recently the Berlin Wall (Krushchev’s 1961). From early times these barriers were made to keep invaders out. More recently walls were used to restrain people from going freely into the world. Now we see walls being built to keep refugees from crossing country borders, in an attempt to prevent immigration. These walls greatly reduced the sharing of ideals, culture and economic models. While they may have significant social impact for a period of time, history has shown people always find ways to get around them, under them or over them. The walls eventually come down.
SOCIAL COMMENTARY - WALLS
FREEDOM OF SPEECH & OBSERVATIONS