solitary gardens

Solitary Gardens is at the intersection of public art, alternative land-use, social sculpture and digital storytelling. The project uses garden beds designed after six-by-nine-foot American solitary confinement cells as a physical platform for collaboration, education, and commiseration to facilitate unexpected exchanges between persons subjected to solitary confinement and volunteer communities on the “outside.” The Solitary Garden’s beds become the classroom for prison abolition curriculum as well as portraits of those buried in a system designed exclusively to punish.



Concept Development, Art Direction, Web Design, UX


Jackie Sumell, Abigail Phillips, Eyebeam Studio


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