Bulwark [2011]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 189 x 104 x 14 cm
(collection of Charles Kitchings, Los Angeles, CA)

Bulwark 1. A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart. 2. Something serving as a defense or safeguard: ‘We have seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger’ (James Madison). 3. A breakwater. 4. The part of a ship’s side that is above the upper deck. [Middle English bulwerk, from Middle Dutch bolwerk, from Middle High German bolwerc: bole, plank; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots + werc, work (from Old High German; see werg- in Indo-European roots).]
(source: thefreedictionary.com/bulwark)

Miscellaneous 2009-2011