"SOLES"

42.5" x 13.75" x 3.75 - Mixed Media

Created from a 1896 church roof dormer from south Arkansas, wood from an old church pew, 1930 rope, and worn leather shoes. In the 1920's, the Klan used to request full church services and show up in all their regalia. The only way people could recognize the Klansmen was by their hands or their shoes. A little side note: My great-grandfather was almost killed by the Klan. He was pulled out of his house and bed by his ankles, tied to a tree, and horse whipped within an inch of his life after being falsely accused by a man who was sour over a horse sale. My grandfather and great-grandmother had to cut him down and nurse his bloody wounds. My great-grandfather later recognized the shoes of a cousin that was involved in the whipping on Main St. Arkadelphia, Arkansas and swore revenge. They never spoke again.

SOLES is comprised of an 1896 wooden church dormer vent, natural fiber 1930 rope, and leather.