Safe House

Safe House, Andrew Cornell Robinson

Safe House, 2010, Ceramic, metal, rubber. woord, ink, enamel approx. 48 x 16 x 8"

Safe house is defined as a place where one may engage in secret activities or take refuge. After reading the transcript of depositions taken from people detained and tortured in the Abu Ghraib prison, I felt compelled to create a work that incorporated visual elements convey a feeling of being caught up in a net, in this case a net made of lacey ink drawings of men's mustaches on a grid of rubber enmeshing a ghostly caricature hooked into a form that has both exterior and interior whose surface is covered with excerpts of the transcript of men and women who were bearing witness to their experiences in an a military prison.

Safe House, Andrew Cornell Robinson

Safe House, Andrew Cornell Robinson