Point of Entry (Welcome to America)

2019

18″h x 30″w x 1 1/2″d

Mixed Media: Rubber mat, painted masonry nails, plastic grid, plywood

Inspiration:

I had an urgent need to comment on the Trump Administration’s anti-immigration policies.

Knots & Tangles

First I had to locate the correct nails – pointy, thick, and not too long. It was quite a project to evenly coat more than 5,000 masonry nails with spray paint. Then, I thought I could remove the nubs from a rubber welcome mat and glue the painted nails i, but the placement was too irregular and unstable. I developed a grid system for holding the nails in place and also worked to emphasize my design.