Welcome To America: In Memoriam - CODAworx

Welcome To America: In Memoriam

Submitted by Jenni Belotserkovsky

Client: Social Justice Organization

Location: Burlington, VT, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $500

Project Team


James Gerstman


Aaron Scoti


Jenni Belotserkovsky


This project is a marquee to a memorial. The current sculpture has a dimension of 23″ x 22″ x 22″. The materials are concrete, steel and plaster cast. This project is a marquee for a 5' x 5' x 7' memorial. I am currently seeking commissions for the large scale project.


The integration of design was tremendously important for this project. The memorial had to convey not only despair and helplessness but also a clear picture of being incarcerated.


I received a grant for building the marquee from a social justice organization, they also helped me find a fiscal sponsor for grant application purposes. When I started building the marquee I received help from my husband, who is also an artist and a fellow friend and artist who helped me welding the project together.

Additional Information

As an artist and activist, I feel the need to thoughtfully engage the viewer and encourage them to stand against injustice and inhumane conditions. I am merging activism with my art as we are at a point in history where we cannot stand merely by as passive onlookers anymore. I am still seeking funding, ideally a commission for the large scale memorial. My marquee is currently in an exhibition in Connecticut.