Liberty is created around a replica of the Statue of Liberty, which I saw for the first time a couple of months ago. It is mounted inside a shadowbox with a gilt frame added on top. Behind Liberty is a curved piece of glass with a metal grid, and a fragment of one of my paintings. 12" x 15" x 7" deep. Free Standing.
Love Angel is a small piece which consists of an oval piece of wood, a plaster butterfly and an acrylic angel. 11" x 7"
House of Katrina is very much about the serendipitous joining of unrelated objects to form a piece that has a strong visual impact. Its elements include a lopsided disc of plywood; handmade paper; acrylic paint; parts of a wooden chair; hand painted paper and fabric; an old knife and fossilized ammonite. On another level it points to the special difficulties faced by the Asian communities in the aftermath of the storm. As difficult as it was for us to cope with the scarcity of information immediately after the storm, it must have been much worse for people who did not speak English. 21" x 22"
Dreadlocked Angel is made from a wooden carving of a human body and another, mismatched wooden head. The pieces are layered on a cabinet door, which is mounted on a boogie board. Plaster wings and some wonderfully textured yarn finish the piece. 20" x 35"
Mexican Copper incorporates a copper pan which I purchased in Mexico many years ago. Katrina flattened it for me, and left it in my backyard for me to find. It is paired with a ceramic lid to a lost pot, a shredded piece of plywood, a placemat, and a boogie board. 19" x 37"
Treasures is made from a beautiful, chubby porcelain doll leg given to me by my friend Kevin Fitzpatrick. The leg is mounted on a framed mirror and accompanied by a ceramic wing. The round element is a piece of woven plant material, and the support for the piece is a cabinet door.
Abstracted Angel is constructed from a board, a violin bow, a chain, a rusted metal piece, a fragment of an air conditioner unit and another piece of copper and tubing on board, and a furniture fragment. 21" x 70"
Lost in the Woods is about the human tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. We have all been broken and traumatized by the storm, and the lives which we once knew, symbolized by the flowers, gloves and beads, have been changed forever. The piece is comprised of a porcelain doll, silk flowers, mardi gras beads, beaded glove, fan blade and a recovered painting. 20" x 24"
"Northeast Quadra nt" from The Katrina Collection The Katrina Collection is a series of mixed media assemblages which incorpor...
Angel of the Seventh Step is a reference to Frank McCourt's wonderful book Angela's Ashes. This plaster angel is mounted on a piec...
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Lori K. Gordon