Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts
Spike Island
2015
Uniforms, Calico, Fabric Printed with Security Envelope Patterns from Banks and Government-issued correspondence, bedding and buttons
75 x 60 inches, King Size

Spike Island is a star shaped fort in Ireland that was used as a prison.
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Spike Island, detail of quilt block

Detail of Maximum Security, Spike Island, with central block including uniform sleeve insert to resemble the eye, and reference the all-seeing panopticon.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Bedding, uniforms, fabrics printed with security patterns from bank and government-issued correspondence.
Values Study, Maximum Security, Installation view with "Florence ADX a and b", and Security Envelope Wallpaper
2016
Bedding, uniforms, fabrics printed with security patterns from bank and government-issued correspondence.
Each quilt measures 45 x 60 inches, approximately.

Maximum Security, Installation view with "Florence ADX a and b", and Security Envelope Wallpaper. This is a detail of quilts I made from a 3 part Maximum Security prison complex in Florence, Colorado.
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Fabrics printed with security envelope patterns from banks and government-issued correspondence, bedding
P is for Panopticon, Maximum Security Quilt
2016
Fabrics printed with security envelope patterns from banks and government-issued correspondence, bedding
67 x 76 inches

Each letter is an aerial view of a maximum security prison built by the United States using public and private funds.
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P is for Panopticon, detail of 4 prison letters, from aerial views of US funded and privately funded prisons
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Plan of Rikers Island in pulled fabric, printed with security envelope pattern, bedding
In Memory of Kalief Browder
2016
Plan of Rikers Island in pulled fabric, printed with security envelope pattern, bedding
6' x 8, the size of a solitary confinement cell at Rikers Island

This quilt was adapted from the popular quilt pattern tic-tack-toe.
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Detail of In Memory of Kalief Browder, pulled thread
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Maximum Security, Installation view with "Spike Island Quilt"
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Maximum Security, Installation view with "In Memory of Kalief Browder Quilt", Prints and Security Envelope Wallpaper
2016
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Maximum Security, Installation view with "In Memory of Kalief Browder", "Florence ADX a" Quilts and Security Envelope Wallpaper
2016
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Maximum Security, Installation view with "In Memory of Kalief Browder", "Florence ADX a and b", and Security Envelope Wallpaper
2016
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Maximum Security, Installation view with "Florence ADX, a, b and c" and Security Envelope Wallpaper
2016
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Maximum Security, Installation view with "P is for Panopticon" Quilt, Prints and Security Envelope Wallpaper
2016

Each letter is made from the aerial view of a US Prison.
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Maximum Security Quilt, Florence ADXb
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Maximum Security Quilt, Florence ADXa
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Maximum Security Quilt, Florence ADXc
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Maximum Security in "Why Wallpaper" at the Villa Terrace Museum
2016

Quilt of Rikers Island and 50 States Wallpapers: Wisconsin and Rhode Island. Historic Wallpapers amended with Maximum Security Prisons
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Detail of Maximum Security Installation at the Villa Terrace Museum
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Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Fabric Printed with Security Envelope Patterns from Banks  and Government Agencies
Thompson Correctional Center
2015
Fabric Printed with Security Envelope Patterns from Banks and Government Agencies
60 x 60 inches

Quilt Pattern: Hugs and Kisses
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detail of Thompson Prison
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Maximum Security, detail of prints and wallpaper
2016
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Pigment print with Staples
Maximum Security
2016
Pigment print with Staples
11 x 8 1/2 inches

Aerial View of a Maximum Security Prison altered with administrative materials
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Pigment print with Staples
Maximum Security: Charkia
2017
Pigment print with Staples
11 x 8 1/2 inches

Aerial View of a Maximum Security Prison altered with administrative materials
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Pigment print with Whiteout
Maximum Security
2017
Pigment print with Whiteout
11 x 8 1/2 inches

Aerial View of a Maximum Security Prison altered with administrative materials
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts pigment print with circle reinforcements
Maximum Security: Rikers Island Aerial View
2015
pigment print with circle reinforcements
11 x 8 1/2 inches

Aerial View of a Maximum Security Prison altered with administrative materials
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Pigment print with Tape
Maximum Security
2017
Pigment print with Tape
11 x 8 1/2 inches

Aerial View of a Maximum Security Prison altered with administrative materials
Elizabeth Duffy Maximum Security: Penitentiary Quilts Pigment print with Tape and charcoal
Maximum Security
2016
Pigment print with Tape and charcoal
11 x 8 1/2

Aerial View of a Maximum Security Prison altered with administrative materials
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Maximum Security Alphabet
2016

Aerial views of prisons
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