Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Maximum Security, 50 States: Rhode Island Installation
2018
2 color screen printed wallpaper
variable

This toile incorporates images of RI Adult Correctional Institute into a historic paper.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations 2 color screen printed wallpaper
Maximum Security, 50 States: Rhode Island Installation
2018
2 color screen printed wallpaper
variable

This toile incorporates images of RI Adult Correctional Institute into a historic paper.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations Silkscreen
Maximum Security, 50 States: Rhode Island
2016
Silkscreen
variable

This wallpaper was adapted from a fragment of a19th century toile pattern that I found on Ebay. I replaced the buildings in the original with images of Howard Prison, now known as the Adult Correctional Institution in Cranston, RI. Barbed wire festoons, barred windows and weapons were also drawn into the original pattern. Howard Prison was built in the 19th century, a period of prison reform and expansion, as well as a period of expanding material wealth for the growing middle class. Wallpaper was a sign of this wealth, and it was used extensively in home decoration. Toile and other panoramic papers gave viewers a sense of an expansive tranquility. This altered toile highlights the cost of that tranquility, pointing to our current culture of incarceration and referencing the philosopher Jeremy Benthem’s idea of the panopticon as a surveillance device, an all-seeing eye that instills behavior control through paranoia.
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50 States, RI, detail
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations Screen printed 2 color toile on paper and fabric
Maximum Security Rhode Island Installation with Chair and Wallpaper
2018
Screen printed 2 color toile on paper and fabric
12' x 7' x 5'

This toile incorporates images of RI Adult Correctional Institute into a historic paper.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations screen printed wallpaper
50 States: Maximum Security New York
2018
screen printed wallpaper
variable

views of the Hudson with Sing Sing Prison
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations Silkscreen
Maximum Security, 50 States Wallpaper detail
2017
Silkscreen

This wallpaper design accommodates any of the 50 States in the US
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations embroidered sheers
Maximum Security glow-in-the-dark Guard Tower Sheers
2018
embroidered sheers
8' x 4', each panel
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations embroidered sheers
detail: Maximum Security glow-in-the-dark Guard Tower Sheers
2018
embroidered sheers
8' x 4', each panel
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations embroidered sheers
detail: Maximum Security glow-in-the-dark Guard Tower Sheers
2018
embroidered sheers
8' x 4' each panel
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations screen printed wallpaper
Maximum Security, 50 States Pennsylvania
2018
screen printed wallpaper
variable

This design incorporates Eastern State Penitentiary into a Zuber design.
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Maximum Security, 50 States Pennsylvania, detail
2018
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations 5 color screen print with gun powder on coated paper
50 States: Wisconsin
2016
5 color screen print with gun powder on coated paper
variable

A series of wallpapers that amend historic wallpapers with images of US maximum security prisons. Based on a Zuber design, I replaced the original structures with images of Waupun Prison, a 19th century maximum security prison in Wisconsin. I adapted the trellis with barbed wire and used gunpowder in printing the last two layers.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations 5 color screen print with gun powder on coated paper
50 States: Wisconsin
2016
5 color screen print with gun powder on coated paper

A series of wallpapers that amend historic wallpapers with images of US maximum security prisons.
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50 States Wisconsin Billboard
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations objects, textiles and papers including imagery of maximum security prisons
Home Sweet Home
2017
objects, textiles and papers including imagery of maximum security prisons
10 x 6 x 5'

This installation includes examples from my Maximum Security 50 States wallpapers and textiles. On the wall is 50 States: Wisconsin, a 5 color screen print with gun powder on coated paper. The chair is upholstered with 50 States, Rhode Island, and the floor cloth is painted with the plan of Jeremy Bentham's panopticon. There are two embroideries: the Home Sweet Home Embroidery is made of letters that are adapted from aerial views of prisons. On the table is an embroidery of a guard tower. Also included is a perpetual calendar and a cactus to reference time, labor and tenacity.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations


The detail from this this installation includes examples from my Maximum Security 50 States wallpapers and textiles. The chair is upholstered with 50 States, Rhode Island, and the floor cloth is painted with the plan of Jeremy Bentham's panopticon. On the table is an embroidery of a guard tower. Also included is a perpetual calendar and a cactus to reference time, labor and tenacity. The slippers are printed with security envelope patterns.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations

Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations Embroidery over wallpaper
Home Sweet Home installation detail
2017
Embroidery over wallpaper

This detail includes examples from my Maximum Security 50 States wallpapers and textiles. On the wall is 50 States: Wisconsin, a 5 color screen print with gun powder on coated paper. The Home Sweet Home Embroidery is made of letters that are adapted from aerial views of prisons.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations gunpowder on paper
Maximum Security, 50 States RI wallpaper fragment
2017
gunpowder on paper
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations laminate with Pigment Prints
Security Envelope Wallpaper from a bank notice, with Maximum Security Prints
2016
laminate with Pigment Prints
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Security Envelope Wallpaper from a bank notice
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations laminate
Security Envelope Wallpaper made from a drawing of the inside of the envelope
laminate
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Security Envelope Wallpaper made from a drawing of the inside of the envelope
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Security Envelope Wallpaper from a credit card bill
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
detail of Security Envelope Wallpaper from a credit card bill

note: bird and envelope design
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Security Envelope Wallpaper with Bird and Envelope Pattern
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Security Envelope Drawing with wallpaper created from drawing
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Laminate of security envelope wallpaper with Bank Statement
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Security Envelope Wallpaper with rainbow pattern from Apartment 2B Installation
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Flocked security envelope patterned wallpaper
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security Wallpapers, Textiles and Installations
Wallpaper pattern from Places I have lived series, using cut maps
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