Fort Words: An Installation by Centrum Artist-in-Residence, Aaron Asis

Fort Words is a public art installation created by artist Aaron Asis to celebrate the inspired conditions and historic significance at Fort Worden State Park.  These temporary installations are drawn from local oral histories, collections of historic texts, and public testimonials to give voice to these battery sites and share stories of the Forts dynamic history with park visitors — through October.

“…each installation shares a different story related to these old bunkers for people to discover, contemplate, and photograph…like a trail of breadcrumbs, shown in a stencil style text, which hope to inspire explorations, inspire curiosity, and increase our collective appreciation for this extraordinary historic treasure!!…”

Fort Words was developed in collaboration with Centrum, partnering support from Jefferson County Historical Society, content support from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, project support from the Port Townsend Arts Commission, and permitting support from Washington State Parks.

To explore the installations, visit Fort Worden State Park, and pick up a map at the Visitor Center or the Commons on campus.


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