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Words (Detail)
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4’3”W x 5’10”H

“White Wash” and “Words” are part of an on-going series of Janice Wall’s work based
on the betrayal of the words of the United States Constitution. Among the lost affirmations
she has chosen: all men are created equal with certain unalienable rights; congress shall
make no law prohibiting the right of the people to peaceably assemble; the right of the
people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures; the accused shall enjoy
the right to a speedy trial, and excessive bail shall not be required nor cruel and
unusual punishment inflicted. Wall’s work is based on strikingly clear news reports of how
these rights and protections are not the reality in our society.
“White Wash” and “Words” are almost illegible configurations of the writings from our
constitution as Wall’s attempt to bring to light the loss and obscuring of our founding


Janice Wall is an experimental mono-printmaker whose work has expanded to include mixed
media installations. Wall employs an activating aesthetic in her focus on social injustices and
the repeating devastation of human habitats. Her current work incorporates written principles
in our Constitution and reflects on the betrayal of these words reported in the daily news.
Recently, Wall’s work has been shown at AHHA in Tulsa in “Together/Apart,” at Redline
Contemporary Art Center In Denver in ”Rethinking Urbanism,” and her “Industrial Triptych
was shown at the Art Complex Museum in Massachusetts. Visit her website at