Willie Jordan The Passage North installation update
Since 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.
|the new shelf||noose and victim in the lower left corner|
|plantation with barbed-wire perimeter (center left)||slave quarters made from workplace scraps|
|tortoise shell for trade on the journey||Willie in November 2011|
Willie at the Opening in August 2011. Sister Luke and Father John in the background.