Mark Jenkins’ illicit street installations
American installation artist Mark Jenkins sees public space as a battleground on which advertisers and artists are all competing for visual space. His illegal street art installations, human casts made from packing tape placed in public spaces around Washington, are designed to awaken passers-by from the comfort of their daily activities. Each lonely figure invites a response in the urban jungle, forcing those who see them to confront the thin veneer of civility that hides their inner-being. His work is in the same mold as that of New York-based street artist, Joshua Allen Harris.