Friday, August 28, 2015

The Sentinel

The Sentinel, watercolor, 17x13"
I painted this watercolor in the months following the devastation of the storm in New Orleans, ten years ago today. This is a scene from one of the many hundreds of thousands of homes that were destroyed by the federal levee failures in the city. Amidst the rubble, there were often many such "Sentinels" placed in front of people's houses...a teddy bear, a doll, a family photo, a religious statue, a sign...keeping guard over the remains of a family's destroyed properties and lives. Painted in tribute to my city of New Orleans.

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