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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.
Reverence is a subtly complex piece that speaks to the power of the written word. I began constructing it by laying a picture frame inside of a hinged wood box, and covering the piece with a reproduction of an Abraham Lincoln document. I added other found papers, including a fragment of Arabic and an image of an ancient Greek stone tablet before staining the piece with several acrylic washed. A miniature book by Shakespeare with a leather cover was nestled into the niche, and chains were draped across the front of the niche. A piece of decorated glass was adhered to the inside of the cover and on the outside, I draped a broken necklace. Tinker Toy feet complete the piece. 10” x 8” x 4” closed