“Below Sea Level” new work premiers at A Gallery For Fine Photography

“Below Sea Level” new work premiers at A Gallery For Fine Photography

Below Sea Level, new photographs and assemblages Dec 9 – Feb 25 A Gallery For Fine Photography; 241 Chartres, New Orleans, LA 504-568-1313 A collection of staged, magical realist photographs in which Varisco imagines Louisiana as a modern-day Atlantis with...
“Turning” Opening Dedication Event for Prospect.4

“Turning” Opening Dedication Event for Prospect.4

  The opening dedication of “Turning: prayer wheels for the Mississippi River” on Prospect.4 biennial opening weekend was a wonderful event. Photo: Julie Dermansky Commissioned by the Arts Council of New Orleans Percent for Art program, the City of...

Louisiana Life Magazine Feature

Fort Proctor, From the Shifting Series ©MVarisco Big thanks to John Kemp for this comprehensive interview and essay about my work in Louisiana Life...

Waterjet cutting of the stainless steel for “Turning”

“Turning” has image/maps of the Mississippi river in three different phases which are being cut with a high velocity stream of water and garnet powder at a fabrication studio right beside the Mississippi River. Map by Kate Orff / SCAPE from Petrochemical America...

Mosaic base for Turning Sculpture

Creating one of the 3 mosaics as a base for the “Turning sculpture (prayer wheels)” with Italian porcelain. The pattern is of the Mississippi River creating new land over thousands of years (from the Fisk Maps of 1944). Each mosaic weighs about 200 lbs as finished...