Wretched and Paramount (Series)

(Extreme Landscapes Series; Google study of Cook County Jail in Chicago) 

I use Google Earth to tour the largest jail in the country (located in my childhood community), revealing a simultaneous visibility/invisibility. While some of the 3-D mapping renders the architecture visible, this screenshot captures what is left out in the modeling algorithm, an ambiguity and erasure paralleling America’s relationship to over-incarceration.

Wretched and Paramount (Top row: I, II, III; Bottom Row: IV, V, VI)
Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
27 1/2" x 39 1/4"


Sourced from Google Earth