Point of Triangulation: Intersection of Identity is designed to visually depict a choice that an observer has to make. The choice is whether or not to stigmatize a person based on the fact that they are formerly incarcerated. It is a visual examination of how stigma may be weaponized. The medium of photography and the platform of the public mural are used to investigate and interrogate the production of stigma upon the justice-involved, by juxtaposing the perception of the formerly incarcerated person with the individual’s greater identity. The viewer should complete the point of triangulation and understand how the imputation and weaponization of carceral stigma require their participation. The project was funded by the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, The Estate of Pearl M. Carpel, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Partners are Max Frankel, Frankel Enterprises; Ben Reiss, Tester Construction Group; and CMC Masonry.
- Michelle Daniel (Jones)
- Professor Deborah Willis
- John Thompson and Valerie Anne Todd-Listman (two participants of the nine formerly incarcerated pictured in the murals)