Fence is an installation piece that references the built environment and incorporates miniature objects, photographs and wallpapering. The picket fence is iconic element of the American suburb embedded with ideas of privacy, ownership, and safety. By building miniature fences I am able to create a dialog with architectural modes. Models offer us an opportunity to view our world with control, simplicity and perfection, allowing an understanding of place that is part fantasy, projection, and reality combined. In Fence, the use of the model in both the photographs and objects creates visual and emotional tension through the discrepancies in how the fence is used in reality and how it is depicted in the photographs. It calls into question the protective and visual functions of the fence and depicts scenes that teeter between new urban construction and ruin.