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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.
Alma Domus is the name of the convent in Siena, Italy that I called home for several days in the fall of 2010. It was a wonderful place, just a couple of blocks from Piazza del Campo, with wonderful sights of the medieval areas of the town, frequent church bells and according to my roommates, a dog that barked a lot in the middle of the night-I slept through that part. For some nice lagniappe, I had only to walk down the tunnel behind the figure to my favorite bar in Siena. This portal box was layered with acrylic washes and photographs from my trips; the cover is from a walk around Rome, and I also added a fleur de lis that was once a napkin ring, some metal doo-dads and the wood manikin I covered with paper and paint. That really isn't me leaning on that tunnel wall; as far as I can recall, I was always able to stay upright on my return trips from the bar. Oh yeah, this piece is about travel as portal...I think I just experienced some of that, retrospectively. 5.5" x 8" x 2"