2015 - ongoing
public art proposal for mass transit;
The typical prison cell size (county, state or federal) ranges from 5 x 8’ to 6 x 10’. That translates into 40 to 60 square ft in which as many as two incarcerated individuals spend their time.
cellular is a series of proposed images that will represent a typical cell’s floor plan, including its permanently attached bed/s, desk/stool and water basin/toilet. What, in our non-incarcerated lives, parallels this space?
How much room does it take to park a VW Beetle? Or two motorcycles? Or a bicycle and a lawn chair? Or a wheelchair? Each image will overlay those and other domestic items onto this cell’s diagram.
cellular attempts to reveal just how small a cell is and, by empathic transfer, how it might feel to live in such a restricted space...with another person.