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The Gatekeepers (2018 - )

Gatekeeper #1
Gatekeeper #1

Photo by Shawn Iglima 2018

Photo by Shawn Iglima 2018

Gatekeeper #1
Gatekeeper #1

Photo by Shawn Iglima 2018

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"The Gatekeepers" is a series of larger-than-life embroidered protector figures. The series draws on the history of domestic textiles as having innately protective functions, as well as the history of monumental figural representation. In a world where the home can be as dangerous as the public, and often with more insidious power dynamics, less oversight, and less recourse for justice, the Gatekeepers watch over families and step in to protect them situations of abuse. This series is a personal exploration of the impulse to protect and to avenge in a moment where legal recourse for (especially children) domestic abuse victims can feel as farfetched as monsters in the walls. 

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