A salvaged-wood Tsunami created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina through a grant from the Arts Council of New Orleans in collaboration with the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
The wood was recovered and documented from 29 homes destroyed after Hurricane Katrina. The original color of each home has been preserved to celebrate the vibrancy of New Orleans neighborhods.
Untitled 6209 was decommissioned in 2012 after residing at the historic LongueVue House & Gardens.
12.5’ x 16’ x 24’
My biggest fear was that the rebuilding of New Orleans would become a flat, soulless, monoculture subdivision and the spririted architecture of the city would be lost forever.