2017, collage, 20 x 24
Multiple copies of an engraving of the Eastern State Penitentiary are collaged with architectural diagrams of the iconic design of the structure. Images of the radii of the floor plan were collaged to resemble ramparts, referring to a medieval protective structure. The penitentiary was designed by John Haviland, the same architect of the classically-designed Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, which became the Philadelphia College of Art, and is now Hamilton Hall the University of Arts (diagonally across the street from the Gershman Y building). Today the penitentiary is a historic site with extensive programming that has also included visual artist installations.
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