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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.
Santo Turquesa was created from a carved Santo, a Mexican window guard and a salvaged piece of plywood. I have used many of these santos in my work, and never tire of looking at the artistry of unknown Guatemalan craftspeople. SOLD
Warehouse District was composed from two fleur de lis napkin rings, an old bottle opener from New orleans, a salvaged ceramic face from my old studio, bottle caps and jewelry fragments, part of a small suitcase, the lid to a cigar box and a wood box.
St Charles Avenue incorporates a metal fleur de lis from a damaged napkin ring, two metal platters, a frame, and the panel from a kitchen cupboard. St Charles Avenue in New Orleans is home to many fine homes, and I was reminded of them by the intricate design in the metal work.
Shaman 2-Royalty was created from the wood bust, a candle holder, a leg from a piece of fine furniture, jewelry of mine that I salvaged after Katrina, and fabric from an antique store that was on the beach road in Bay St Louis.
Our Lady of Alambre was created from an acrylic statue, the metal lid to a powder box, a small box, a piece of picture frame molding, copper wire, bottlecaps, milagros, a metal serving platter and a bamboo tray.