Justice Center

2016

“ON A THRONE, ABOVE WHICH IS A CRUCIFIX, A SISTER IS SITTING; BEFORE HER, ARRANGED IN TWO ROWS, THE PRISONERS ARE CARRYING OUT THE TASK IMPOSED ON THEM, AND, AS NEEDLEWORK ACCOUNTS FOR ALMOST ALL THE WORK, THE STRICTEST SILENCE IS CONSTANTLY MAINTAINED…. IT SEEMS THAT, IN THESE HALLS, THE VERY AIR BREATHES PENITENCE AND EXPIATION. –FAUCHER, DE LA REFORME DES PRISONS, 1838”

Michael Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of The Prison (1977)

Prison Labor: Profit and Penitence (or, Foucault Quotes Faucher)
2016
44 x 192 inches
watercolor on paper