As an artist, I direct my attention to exactly where a lot of people don’t necessarily want to look, the Anthropocene as it effects this region.

But I do so in a gentle way, celebrating the nature that remains, and the culture whose future here is increasingly challenged.

Louisiana’s precarious balance of being the newest land in the country yet the fastest deteriorating land is something I’ve focused on for years in my artwork and photography.

But the fact that we are sinking while sea levels are rising is another major area of concern, especially since we are below sea level in NOLA and living in a bowl that’s just waiting to be filled through either human engineering errors, or climate change, or both.

NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) prediction for New Orleans is that by 2050 we will be underwater by about 4.5 feet.

This anxiety lies just below the surface, and to a great extent we cope with this fact through denying it in everyday life…and denying its causes. My concerns around human’s effect on climate prompted me to respond through my artwork and in my own way.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 through
Saturday, March 30, 2019

St. Tammany Art Association Art House
320 N. Columbia St. Covington United States

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