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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.
Glass Altar began with the wood framed piece of glass panes, separated by lead, which were curiously an opaque white. I covered the front of the panes with some found paper, and mounted a fragment of a brass fireplace screen on the front and a Santo of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Catholics have a powerful form of portals with the saints and the Virgin Mary is one of the most powerful; think of all those appearances, all over the world.