Assemblage on front porch

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    Photo: William Arnett, 1997

On her front porch is an assemblage featuring a painted pottery vase of traditional European form and a ceramic goose. Added to the two primary elements are shoes, an aluminum plate, a toothpaste box, and an assortment of everyday trash. She discloses its meaning by singing a parable about Christ that begins,

Jesus met the woman at the well.
He say, “Woman—
Look here, woman—
Tell me where is your husband.
“She say, “Lord, oh Lord, I don’t have one. . . .”

And then she further explains, "That vase be the well. That duck be the woman. Them shoes be the Lord's feet."