from the series
Walls of Separation begun in 2007
|Walls of Separation
is a series of works at international government initiated segregation
barriers (e.g. Berlin, Ireland, Palestine, Mexico). The series is
comprised of photographs of carefully selected areas of each wall,
a form that often results in something closer to an abstract image.
The close-up perspectives highlights the cultural minutia of each
wall. This photo shows a detail of a popular graffiti symbol, Handala,
a young child that has become an icon of Palestinian identity and
resistance to the Israeli occupation. Handala was created by cartoonist
Naji Al-Ali, who was assassinated in London in 1987 by unknown assailants.