Arbi is Michael Benoit, Mark Dicey, Christina Greco and Doug Haslam, all Calgary-based artists. www.grecostudios.com/ARBI/ARBI.html.
Barbed wire fences are ubiquitous on the prairie landscape. They symbolize domination of the land, ownership, entitlement and control. Wire fences are a western settlement paradigm that was brought to North America by settlers and land surveyors who sought to tame the limitless territory with mathematical delineations of latitude and longitude and monetary measures of land value.