Wall to Wall
Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
– Helen Rowland
Walls enclose us, exclude us
Keep us in, keep us out
Give testimony, bear witness
I was here.
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
– Langston Hughes
“There are four kinds of people in the world…
Those who build walls.
Those who protect walls.
Those who breach walls.
And those who tear down walls.
Much of life is discovering who you are.
― P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe
One of the most ancient forms of folk art is the handprint, a decorative mark that
I have photographed on walls in many parts of the world. In this house the
wood-panelled walls are covered with a series of roughly applied impressions of family members’ handprints.
Walls are the publishers of the poor.
– Eduardo Galeano
The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls …
– Paul Simon
Every wall is a door.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t
love a wall …
– Robert Frost
A world without walls is the only sustainable world. . . .
If the world is dominated by people who believe that their races,
their religions, their ethnic differences are the most important factors,
then a huge number of people will perish in this century.
– President Bill Clinton
Oeksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark – Ongoing
Gallery N, Seoul Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea – Opening on September 12th, 2012
Leica Photokina, Hall 1, Cologne, Germany – September 18, 2012
Centro Municipal de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October 6th, 2012
Plazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy – October 17, 2012
Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles – November 15, 2012
Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg, Germany – January 19, 2013
Chris Beetles Gallery, London, U.K. – January 2013
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland – June 1, 2013