Monday, February 21, 2011


Almost five years ago, I went with my sister to a little comedy musical called “We’re Still Here, Me!” Le Chat Noir. The show revolved around a cast of characters portrayed by Ricky Graham who sang to music played by Jefferson Turner. All of the characters were residents from the Greater New Orleans Area. Each of them had a turn at commenting on Hurricane Katrina and the flood from the point of view from the different neighborhoods. We were in stitches. At the end of the show, Ricky Graham took the time to say goodbye to every single audience member.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

This piece was directly inspired by the production and the colors I saw that night. The red and black are from the interior of the theater. The pink and red come from the lighting used. Lastly, the fleur de lis was on the cover of the show’s program. This is only the second fleur de lis I’ve done among these paintings.

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