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Willie Jordan The Passage North installation update

Willie Jordan in his installationSince it opened in August 2011 at the Erie Art Museum, the installation has changed  and evolved with the seasons.  Willie has given the figures scarves and sweaters for the winter cold, puts change in their pockets so they are not penniless, and for example, has added dried flowers and berries as a new season might provide. He usually stops by for a few visits every week, and has become a sort of gardener to his ever changing and growing installation.  Recently, he’s added shelves that display symbolic artifacts from the  journey to freedom.

 

 

Willie Jordan's The Passage North Installation Willie Jordan's The Passage North Installation detail
the new shelf noose and victim in the lower left corner

 

Willie Jordan installation detail Willie Jordan's The Passage North Installation detail
plantation with barbed-wire perimeter (center left) slave quarters made from workplace scraps

 

Willie Jordan installation detail Willie Jordan in his installation
tortoise shell for trade on the journey Willie in November 2011

 

Willie at the installation Opening

Willie at the Opening in August 2011.  Sister Luke and Father John in the background.


click here for previous post on Willie Jordan’s installation The Passage North

5 Feb 2012

Willie Jordan’s Installation at the Erie, PA Art Museum

Museum website with my video on Willie and the installation

 

Willie Jordan's Erie Art Museum installation 2011 Willie Jordan Erie Art Museum Opening
Willie Jordan installation The Passage North 2011
At the Opening August 2011

 

Willie Jordan; Erie, PA 2011 Willie Jordan's Erie Art Museum site
Preparing for the installation. summer 2011 Planning the installation, April 2011
26 Aug 2011

Erie Art Museum Spring Show 2011

Guest juror Mark Newport, chose portraits of Bill Brady and Willie Jordan, and gave a “Juror’s Mention” award.  From the opening:

Willie and Bill in front of their pictures Willie, Fred, and Bill
Willie and Bill in front of their pictures Willie, Fred, and Bill

 

16 Apr 2011