In Memory of a Switchboard Operator
This work was created in memory of Clara Armour, one of the first African-American switchboard operators who passed away at age 93 in 2011. This body of work includes photographs, sculpture and installation. Many pieces are meant to be interacted with. Some are meant for the gallery and others are not. Most of the photographs are evidence of interventions. The tin-can telephone stands in for the broken pay phone. Within each tin-can telephone is a card with a phone number. When called, the participant can hear the obituary of Clara Armour. The installation shots are from an exhibition at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida which took place in September of 2017.