Triptych: Detention I
24” x 36”
3 of a 9-poster series comprising 3 triptychs, designed for a fictional symposium
on a civil-rights-related subject.
Designed for a symposium on American detentions by ethnicity and nationality, this set of posters employs the use of symbols to communicate its subject matter. A star and crescent and the flags of Mexico and Japan represent three historical periods— America after 9/11, Japanese-American internment, and the current crisis at the Mexican-American border. Faces of imprisoned people overlay the formidable symbols, contrasting the starkness of persecution based on nationality with the suffering that it causes.