Penitentiary Wriezen, DE 2004
A small, oval, fenced-in island of grass has been set into the footpath between the gate and the visitor’s area of Penitentiary Wriezen. A naturalistically painted bronze sculpture of a miniature zebra is on the patch of grass. The zebra, a herd animal normally gregarious in the wild, is placed in isolation here in its own enclosure. The contextualization of prison as a site opens up new ways of viewing the sculpture.