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South by Southeast  has at its center a wonderful, horn and wood carved face of a Buddha I acquired from some folks who were cleaning out a storm damaged building. The figure was paired with two carved Chinese panels, a piece of embossed sheet metal, a circular Chinese platter from that same sale, and a rusted Mexican frame. The frame was a survivor of Hurricane Rita, which blew through Mississippi and Louisiana just weeks after Katrina. My interest in humanity's religious beliefs surfaces often in my work, and the Buddha is a favorite theme of mine.  Sold

14.8.08

This month marks the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I decided to try and find a way to make some small, very affordable pieces to mark the anniversary. I made prints on canvas of several pieces of The Katrina Collection, and used them as the focal points of small collages which incorporate actual pieces of storm debris. These pieces range in price from $75- $150. Email me at lorikgordon@gmail.com for prices and availability of any particular piece.

Three Years 10 combines an image of a piece of the collection with two pieces of painted plywood salvaged from debris piles. 8" x 12"

Three Years 9 starts with an image of "Early Hours", mounted on a piece of wood flooring and a bamboo basket. 14" diameter
Three Years 8 incorporates an image of the Mumford Award for the Environment that I created for ADPSR, mounted on a salvaged piece of wood with metal, and a strip of metal banding. Approx 8" x 8"

Three Years 7 starts with a print of "Eyes of the Storm", to which I added stained cheesecloth and copper wire, and mounted on a piece of scrap plywood. 9" x 10"

Three Years 6 has an image of a piece of the collection mounted upon a salvaged fan blade and a piece of scrap, painted plywood. 18.5" x 9"

Three Years 5 features a print of "Full Moon Kitty", to which was added several pieces of metal banding and two scrap pieces of plywood. 18 " x 12"

Three Years 4 started with an image of a piece of the collection, mounted on two pieces of salvaged plywood. 8" x 11"

Three Years began with an image of "Universal Mother", a piece I did for the March of Dimes, a piece of salvaged plywood, a painted piece of canvas, a floor tile, a feather and a piece of beach glass. 17" x 17"

Three Years 2 has an image of a piece called "Darling Saint", a photograph of Ramoneda Street in Bay St Louis, copper tacks, canvas from one of my ruined paintings and a piece of salvaged plywood. 8.5" x 10.5"

Three Years 1 started with an image of a piece of the collection adhered to a painted gallery wrap canvas, to which I added yarn, dyed cheesecloth, feathers, copper wire, and a strip of metal banding. 10" x 20"