Basic Necessities
Basic Necessities

Working on a project to be completed in 2018. Basic Necessities is a visual and audio installation that documents one person's approach to maintaining his humanity while incarcerated. Shane Ennover, now 29, was incarcerated for a total of seven years due to a string of bank robberies that he committed in 2007. During his time in solitary confinement, and throughout his incarceration, Shane created art and sculptures out of basic necessities which consisted of toilet paper, water, and soap. 

 

 Toilet paper was a material Shane could transform into a rose and send as a memento to keep his relationship thriving while he was away. 

Toilet paper was a material Shane could transform into a rose and send as a memento to keep his relationship thriving while he was away. 

 Shane devised a way he could continue playing chess while in solitary. Chess pieces were created out of toilet paper and a numbering system was shouted to and from fellow inmates indicating what move to make on the board.

Shane devised a way he could continue playing chess while in solitary. Chess pieces were created out of toilet paper and a numbering system was shouted to and from fellow inmates indicating what move to make on the board.

 A life-sized hand was confiscated because a Correction Officer thought he was making an escape dummy.

A life-sized hand was confiscated because a Correction Officer thought he was making an escape dummy.

Basic Necessities
 Toilet paper was a material Shane could transform into a rose and send as a memento to keep his relationship thriving while he was away. 
 Shane devised a way he could continue playing chess while in solitary. Chess pieces were created out of toilet paper and a numbering system was shouted to and from fellow inmates indicating what move to make on the board.
 A life-sized hand was confiscated because a Correction Officer thought he was making an escape dummy.
Basic Necessities

Working on a project to be completed in 2018. Basic Necessities is a visual and audio installation that documents one person's approach to maintaining his humanity while incarcerated. Shane Ennover, now 29, was incarcerated for a total of seven years due to a string of bank robberies that he committed in 2007. During his time in solitary confinement, and throughout his incarceration, Shane created art and sculptures out of basic necessities which consisted of toilet paper, water, and soap. 

 

Toilet paper was a material Shane could transform into a rose and send as a memento to keep his relationship thriving while he was away. 

Shane devised a way he could continue playing chess while in solitary. Chess pieces were created out of toilet paper and a numbering system was shouted to and from fellow inmates indicating what move to make on the board.

A life-sized hand was confiscated because a Correction Officer thought he was making an escape dummy.

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