1983. MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION. 9'x12'x28'
MAXIMUM SECURITY 1. 1981. Overall: 10‚x21‚x45‚. Concrete block, barbed wire, oil stick, lamb carcasses, plastic bags. During the course of the
installation the lamb carcasses in the plastic bags decayed, formed maggots and then hatched flies. Movement occurred in the bags. The flies moved around in the bags. The entire wall of the gallery were painted black and the words maximum security written on them. Viewers stood in back of the concrete block wall topped with barb wire and looked into a space which had two actual size cells drawn on the floor.
MAXIMUM SECURITY 3. 1983. Barbed wire, Marcel Breur chairs, magazines, i.e. House Beautiful, In the Belly of the Beast, Space Planning Standards for American Correctional Institutions, etc. PVC tubing, sheet lead, animal skull, yellow line signifies the closest a staff person can get to a maximum security cell, cardboard boxes, black vinyl plastic, denim clothing and mixed media. Overall dim. 9'x12'x28'
MAXIMUM SECURITY 4. 1985. 8‚x4‚-6x10‚-3. Concrete block, metal bars, metal bed frame, mattress, barbed wire, clock, ceramic toilet and sink, audio tape of ambient sounds of prisons. Cell based upon exact dimension of cell in San Quentin State Prison.