Sunday, August 29, 2010


Five years ago Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. I evacuated to Memphis two days before the storm. The storm came through Memphis knocking the power out at my hotel. Tree limbs littered streets. When I went to create this painting, I depicted the path (yellow-green) of the storm as it hit coast and continued its path near me in Memphis. The colors came from some the film theaters I visited.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"


  1. I heard them talking about the anniversary on the news and thought of you, Mo. The people in that area have gone through an awful lot.

  2. Daisy:

    Five years ago today is when the city flooded. At first the news reports I saw in Memphis said it would be six months before we could return. Fortunately that was not the case. But the shock of the news had me spinning.

    Then in mid September, Hurricane Rita made the city flood again.

    There are still many reminders of the storm and the flood that followed. Hopefully there will be more progress under the new mayor, Mitch Landrieu (Mary's brother and son of former mayor, Moon Landrieu).