Passages "PASSAGES" Ed Haddaway 1997 This piece consists of 3 individual painted steel sculptures each standing approximately 15’ in height The sculptures depict a combination of doors and doorways and tree motifs. Each is unique. All are painted white with multi colored leaves on two of the trees. The doors are all open to various degrees allowing people to pass both literally and figuratively through them. The trees that emerge from, or are a part of the doorways are representative of different stages in the life cycle. The young or “spring “ tree has a few new leaves on its branches. Or “summer” tree is depicted with many leaves of different colors covering a full bodied multi- limbed tree. The old or “winter” tree has no leaves on its bare and withered branches. Each door/tree sculpture has been situated in a different area of Dona Ana College Campus. The young tree is visible as you approach the campus from the parking lot. The mature tree is accessible in the courtyard. And the old tree is set in a grassy area adjunct to the courtyard. “Passages” is about being open to opportunities, to knowledge and new parts of ourselves. It is an affirmation of our higher natures and our willingness to meet life boldly and openly.