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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.


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Posted by fred on February 5, 2012

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