The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall is a a multi-site wheatpaste campaign by artist Hank Willis Thomas and professor and activist Dr. Baz Dreisinger. The campaign is presented in Los Angeles through LAND in collaboration with Kayne Griffin Los Angeles.

The work consists of essays, poems, letters, stories, diagrams and notes written by incarcerated people around the world. It includes a QR code that takes people to Incarceration Nations Network’s (INN) information website filled with resources. INN is a a global network dedicated to prison reform and re-imagining justice.

The works are located in Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles, Leimert Park, Little Tokyo, Echo Park, Mid-City, and Hollywood.

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall  •  2022

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall

Photo by Bradley Hale.

The Writing on the Wall is a collaboration between Hank Willis Thomas, Dr. Baz Dreisinger and Incarceration Nations Network (INN), a global network of justice re-imaginers and prison reformers. TWOTW is presented in Los Angeles by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) in collaboration with Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles. 

2022  •  Image courtesy of LAND.

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall  •  2022

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall

Photo by Bradley Hale.

The Writing on the Wall is a collaboration between Hank Willis Thomas, Dr. Baz Dreisinger and Incarceration Nations Network (INN), a global network of justice re-imaginers and prison reformers. TWOTW is presented in Los Angeles by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) in collaboration with Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles. 

2022  •  Image courtesy of LAND.

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall  •  2022

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall

Photo by Bradley Hale.

The Writing on the Wall is a collaboration between Hank Willis Thomas, Dr. Baz Dreisinger and Incarceration Nations Network (INN), a global network of justice re-imaginers and prison reformers. TWOTW is presented in Los Angeles by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) in collaboration with Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles. 

2022  •  Image courtesy of LAND.

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall  •  2022

Installation image of The Writing on the Wall

Photo by Bradley Hale.

The Writing on the Wall is a collaboration between Hank Willis Thomas, Dr. Baz Dreisinger and Incarceration Nations Network (INN), a global network of justice re-imaginers and prison reformers. TWOTW is presented in Los Angeles by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) in collaboration with Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles. 

2022  •  Image courtesy of LAND.