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The Katrina Collection is a series of mixed media assemblages which incorporate storm debris from Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. There are approximately 1000 pieces in the collection to date, so most of the pieces are in the archives, located on the right hand side of the poage-just scroll down a little bit.
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.