William, Didier (Haitian-American, b. 1983)
Kochon Sa a Lou / This pig is heavy
printmaking, collage, acrylic, and wood stain on panel
Write-up by Mallory Schultz, 2019/20 Art Collections & Exhibitions Fellow
One of three artworks purchased for the Union College Permanent Collection from the artist in 2017-2018
© Didier William
Yes: Schaffer Library; 1st Floor; Lally Reading Room.
A roughly textured shape of a pig appears to be carried over the shoulders of two figures, their heads and faces are obscured from view, and the visible skin peeking out from their bright colorful tunics is covered in what appear to be stylized eyes. In the background, a chain link fence is fashioned from thick lines of bright yellow paint. Below the figures' feet is a wooden plank walkway, sidewalk, or stage.