Border Crossing (Windsor / Detroit) 2011
A continuation of Overgrown (2004) two sculptures were created and made to mirror each other across an international border. In this case the border is marked by the Detroit River and divides Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and Detroit, Michigan, USA. To experience the waterfront in each city is to experience the visual aesthetic of the opposite city’s skyline. In recent years border security has increased in an attempt to keep select people out while simultaneously functioning to keep people in. The result is that even though these cities are geographically close, they are ideologically and subconsciously distant. These sculptures acknowledge this reality while attempting to subtly subvert it.
Urban Art curated by Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, 2012