new balance, 2016, 144x46x39 inches, Replicated police barricade, Paint

Adopted as a military term, a barricade creates a barrier or obstacle to control, block passage or force the flow of traffic in the desired direction. I transformed a police barricade and its structure into a seesaw as a symbol of balance. This work embodies questions of complex relationships between authority and subordination, and nation and citizen in relation to the ideology of democracy.