Changing My Walk (Honoring Andrew Young)

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
2003
Wooden chair and shoes
33 x 17 x 20 inches
Description: 

This piece honors Andrew Young. The chair holds two shoes. A small, white shoe and a large, black shoe. The black shoe looks well-worn out, but the white shoe looks preserved. I put both shoes on the same level to show the equality we were searching for. Black, white, male, female, laborer, thinker—the shoe wearer will one day be equal in the eyes of humanity.

This piece honors Andrew Young. The chair holds two shoes. A small, white shoe and a large, black shoe. The black shoe looks well-worn out, but the white shoe looks preserved. I put both shoes on the same level to show the equality we were searching for. Black, white, male, female, laborer, thinker—the shoe wearer will one day be equal in the eyes of humanity.