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Boundings (foreground), Ready or Not (right) | Installation view | 60" x 288" x 480" overall | Fencing, marking tape, gaff tape | 2018

Referencing flood levels, topographical maps, and water flow patterns, visitors navigated their way through the eye-level cage structures. As I planned the installation, a second theme emerged. Refugee children were (and are) currently being held in similar cages in Texas, without families, and in austere, brutal conditions. In my installation, three taped elliptical outlines, made from my body's circumference, represents the presence and absence of these children and us. Walking through these forms, which side of the flood, and the cages, are we on?