AjWillcocks | interactive | installation | sculpture | painting | drawings | digital
9 wood carvings


SSN # 9 carvings, Chinatown, China, Mexico, Southern California.

Exploring the idea, of β€˜the making of California, fabricated towns and cultural communities', traveling around Los Angeles, photographing urban communities. After photographing the spaces, I reconfigured them digitally, redrawing, erasing and merging the layers of images into 9 different pieces. I crossed the border to Tijuana to transform the printed copies into 14” x 52” x 3”. wood carving. Then transported the carvings across the border into Southern California, where I painted them.

My border crossings, conversations and travels were documented using video, sound and performance. These 9 paintings / carvings have become a metaphor about the making of Southern California, a representation of the borderlands I choose to live in



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