“An Infrastructure of Silence is a collection of works that confronts
institutional racism in U.S. America and the interconnections of
slavery, race, poverty, wealth, and segregation in the United States.
As a citizen of this democracy and an artist with shameful ancestral
roots in the institutions of slavery, I have a shared responsibility to
help confront the divisive and persistent effects of institutionalized
racism on all Americans.”
– Shelby Head
I took into account the boundaries and interconnections of the
law and politics during the time of slavery by looking at her
perspective of a white woman. The minimalism is to express her
intentions through materials to speak out through thin lines that
separate but also diverge together.