Gypsy Doll has garnered some strong reactions, most of them negative. People find this piece very disturbing, but I see it in a different light. The broken and muddy doll represents how so many of us felt-and looked- in the immediate period after the storm. In lieu of her missing hair I wound some fragments of cloth I had salvaged. The resulting “gypsy” look of the doll points to our collective status as indigents in our own community. As a friend put it, “we are all pushing around shopping carts now.” This piece incorporates a shutter; metal; Christmas lights, doll fragment and cloth. 18" x 30"