ArtWork > Disappearing Marsh Project

The photographed marshes in Louisiana wear their own system of analysis. These hot soft marshes are lush as a chiffon gown, resilient as a deep ops chopper. They float behind a painted geometric code—a discreet abstraction as well as a narrative on the site it obscures. The story suggests alternately that the marsh is dissolving, radiant, vulnerable to both politics and hurricanes, calm and lovely as a Bodhisattva.

Below Venice
animation with sounds
archival digital photo
2004
It's Raining, Irma Thomas
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
22 x 28 inches
bold geometric square over marsh photo
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
24 x 32
Blues in the Air, Sidney Bechet
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
28 x 44 inches
Dear Old Southland, Louis Armstrong
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
28 x 32 inches
dark blue marsh with black bands
oil, wax, gouache on archival digital photograph
46 x 60 inches
pink marsh with black bands
oil, wax, gouache on archival digital photograph
46 x 60 inches
blue marsh with large grid
oil, wax, gouache on archival digital photograph
28 x 44 inches
Jazz Marsh I
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
16 x 28 inches
Jazz Marsh II
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
28 x 32 inches
Unlost Marsh
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
28 x 44 inches
blue marsh photograph with painted squares
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
11 x 22 inches
Devil Beating His Wife
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
28 x 44 inches
orange horizontal marsh photo
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
6 x 16 inches
Marsh Excavation II
collage, gouache, graphite on archival digital photograph
9 x 14 inches
Lossy Compression
gouache and graphite on archival digital photograph
14 x 12 inches