Made from found objects salvaged from Hurricane Katrina, "Soul Survivor" has a fresh face and a new perspective. The music box plays "Over the Rainbow", the fan helps to clear the air, and the yardstick measures 5 years' progress.
After five years, found objects still abound from a flooded studio and neighborhood. The doll was part of a treasured collection, and although her dress is stained and torn, it's clean now. A wooden box for long lost silverware holds the remnants of a piano, also lost, but still useful in a new setting. A plate hanger minus its broken plate serves as a frame, representing a flower or the nurturing sun.
This piece is an optimistic altar to our community and its promise for a better tomorrow. By adding a working music box mechanism I try to add another dimension to the assemblage process. My mixed media pieces also function as multimedia objects which engage the viewer through sight and sound.
Dimensions: 26" H, 16" W, 6" D Hangs on wall or stands alone.