The Divide is a meditation on redlining. Using patterns from my Scandinavian heritage, I wove roofing paper and New Orleans HOLC (redlining) maps into the Mississippi river. The Mississippi was a port for the slave trade and the institutional racism of redlining is a part of that legacy. In New Orleans, property and water are particularly interwoven. Areas that had little flooding during Katrina like Uptown were considered “Best” on the 1939 redlining map. (Panels can be hung in different ways).