Containment Field | Providence RI | 2000

In RI I noticed that correction houses for young offenders had a very specific fence. One you could not climb. These fences were only made for those locations and for that purpose. In my opinion our penal system is so detrimental to young people—not enough programs or education for them, no respect or honor shown them (as in Norway where adult offenders actually live in houses doing their own cooking, having their own rooms and just two guards (Michael Moore’s film ‘Where to Invade Next’)

I used this fence to enclose many plants and trees to show that life will out. That no matter how one tries to kill the human spirit it will try to be free.