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The Stockade Sculptures + Stockade Works on Paper
The Stockade Sculptures
(For the Siege of Gaza)

The Stockade Sculptures are sculptures of necessity, made for these troubling times. They recall the time of childhood fortresses and defensive bulwarks spontaneously constructed with whatever materials there were to hand. As adult contemporary sculptures it was personally imperative that the sculptures emanated a visual scent, that they reeked of intimidation and violence.  Again, the materials that are used are of the found and scavenged variety that by design further added to a sense of desperation and the absolute need for staunch resilience in order to defend oneself, one's loved ones, territory and the moral principals that one stands for.  They are sculptures that I hope visually function in resonating the qualities of a psychological defence, a mode of striving to survive in the face absurd odds and the inevitability of one's own death. My wish was and is, for the sculptures to provide clues that also reveal a code of optimism and a visual keynote for contemporary survival in a world of escalating violence and social contempt.

Galvin Harrison, Copenhagen 2017
The Stockade Sculptures
Stockade Sculpture No.1 - for Beit Hanoun
Stockade Sculpture No. 2
for Bani Suheila

Stockade Sculpture No. 3
for  Alshejaiya 

Stockade Sculpture No. 4
Ghaza City (Ghazzah)  

Stockade Sculpture No. 5
for  Beit Lahiya 

Stockade Sculpture No. 6
for  Khan Younis

Stockade Sculpture No. 7
for Jabalia Camp

Stockade Sculpture No. 8
for Rafah Al Najjar 
Stockade Sculpture No. 9
for Nuseirat Camp

Stockade Sculpture No.10
  Deir al-Balah Camp
Stockade Sculpture No.11
for Khan Yunis Camp 
Stockade Sculpture No.12
 for Bureij Camp 

 Stockade Sculpture No.13
 for Marwan Hasib Ibrahim Barghouti
Stockade Sculpture No.14
 Amman New Camp ( Wihdat ) 
Stockade Sculpture No.15
 Bourj el-Barajneh

 Stockade Sculpture No.16
for Ain al-Hilweh ‎‎‎‎
Stockade Sculpture No.17
for Bourj el-Barajneh

Stockade Sculpture No.18
for Nahr al-Bared 

Stockade Sculpture No.19
for Mahmoud Darwish

Stockade Sculpture No.20
for Jenin Camp 

Stockade Sculpture No.21
for Khan al-Shih
Stockade Sculpture No.22
for Jabalia Camp
Stockade Sculpture No.23
for  Baqa'a refugee camp
Stockade Sculpture No.24
for The Gaza Strip
The Stockade Sculptures + Stockade Works on Paper

The Stockade Sculptures + Stockade Works on Paper