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Robin's Angel.  I did this piece for Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, in collaboration with my friend Joel Brown of Brown's Fine Art in Jackson, Mississippi. Robin raised a whole lot of money and gave the Mississippi Gulf Coast much needed press attention in the period following Katrina. I researched her life, and put a lot of thought in to creating a piece that I hoped would be meaningful to her. The angel was fashioned from a table leg and several other fragments of furniture. Her "halo" is a tarnished metal plate, and she is surrounded by coins with the "Katrina Patina."  She is framed by a window guard and two scrap pieces of plywood. Text collaged on to the boards points to her rich past.

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