Fate of the Coast is a new favorite. The backdrop for this piece is a very large silver platter which was recently given me by my friendNancy, who lost her home in Pass Christian. She held on to her salvaged silver for 17 months, and finally decided to give it to me. This kind of thing has happened many times, and it never fails to touch my heart. The fact that people can give up things which meant so much to them so that they can be reincarnated into something beautiful again is, to me, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. The platter is mounted into a fragment of furniture-a base of some kind. Standing in front of the silver is a gorgeous old scale which comes from post-Katrina New Orleans. More fine silver in the form of goblets and a cylinder complete the piece. 22" x24" x 8" freestanding.