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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.
Our Lady of Alambre was fashioned from a bamboo tray which once staton top of my dresser in my home in Clermont Harbor, a metal tray, a small box and oval-shaped piece of metal, rusty bottle caps, milagros, copper wire, a piece of picture frame molding and an acrylic statue of the Virgin Mary. There has long been a substantial Catholic community along the coast, and with the influx of persond from Mexico and Central America, it has grown.