Detained is a comic book that explores immigrant detention centers in Washington state. Each side of the book is a continuous panorama depicting the interior of Seattle’s former INS building and The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The book follows Gabriela Cubillos and Many Uch, two immigrants who were held in these facilities while facing deportation. This limited edition comes with 2 large prints that explore their lives after detention.
Creation of this book was made in part by the Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) program and 4Culture's Individual Artist Projects grant program. Find out more at www.artisttrust.org and www.4culture.org
The original artwork for Detained was on display at Gallery4Culture in Seattle during July 2010. Images from the installation convey the full panorama.