Blissfully busy with Art of the Bayou. Editing away, organizing, grant writing, dreaming. Positive energy being sent out…hoping that the funding gods will send down support so I can grow this project and really start to compensate creatives for their contributions.
I had the pleasure of capturing this impromptu performance of Jambalaya (On the Bayou) by Deacon John and Brent Melacon during Louisiana Citizens for the Arts’ 2012 Arts Advocacy Day in the Louisiana State Capitol building. “Art WORKS for Louisiana!” http://louisianacitizensforthearts.org/ http://deaconjohnandtheivories.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/brentmelancon
The zeitgeist is electric with speak of South Louisiana as the next Atlantis. Will my beloved home be swept back into the sea in my lifetime? In my son’s? Jeanine van der Loo and I have begun work on an experimental documentary inspired by this notion. Our project, The Last Atlantis, combines media art, visualContinue reading “The Last Atlantis”
Living away from Louisiana for most of the year has really made me appreciate the things that I once took for granted about my home state. Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my Mardi Gras day costume (still deciding on a color for it), made from paper “flowers” from my installation at the Voodoo Ballerina Kingcake Soiree. I feel soContinue reading “paper”
Re-visiting a series: Idealized/colorized imagery from photographs* of Carnival in New Orleans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. *mostly by Cornelius E. Durkee
My first “oil problems” post was incredibly mean-spirited and cynical. I’m leaving it up though, because it accurately represents my frustration about the oil disaster. One of the points I was trying to make is that a lot of people seem to be missing the bigger picture…the solution to the bigger problem…how can we overcomeContinue reading “oil problems, part 2”
I’ve been thinking about the art that is being sold in response to the oil disaster. I see a lot of people organizing and selling their oil-related work, stating that a “portion, or all, of the proceeds are going to relief efforts”. Although I do think that this is a good idea, in spirit, IContinue reading “oil problems”