Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Orleans Public Art

While visiting New Orleans the other week I found awesome art made from the debrus left after Katrina. They are powerful and moving public art creations. The first one is a tree with a house in it that is located across from the Convention Center. The tree is fabricated out of recycled oil drums creating a lively patchwork of colors.

Located at

Convention Center Blvd. @ John Churchill Chase St.

Artist Sally Heller- Her Artist's Statement:

Like so many remnants of cultural debris left dangling from branches brought after Katrina, Scrap House is a monument to nature’s unpredictable powers. Like all my work the piece is made from common materials and recycled elements, including the bark of the tree, which was fabricated by Travis Linde out of recycled oil drums.

Here is another amazing piece of art from scrapes of houses is artist Eric Dallimore's Wave. It is Located at

Longue Vue House and Gardens on 7 Bamboo Rd.

Artist's Statement- Eric Dallimore:

These colorful pieces of wood were once living forests. Through man’s resourcefulness they became a part of New Orleans homes and history. By nature’s power, they became refuse. With an imaginative and open mind this material is given a new life as a work of art, and thus presents an alternative to a society which “takes, makes and wastes.

Salvaged from:
7035 Derbes, 6209 Worrington, 742 Lupe St., 1439 Mithra, 5519 Wildair, 5509 Wildair, 1632 Charleston, 1624 Mirabeau, 1915 Duels, 2063 N. Johnson, 2125 N. Johnson, 2117 St. Roch, 2262 N. Roman, 2748 Dreux, 5511 Baccich, 4956 Demontluzin, 4954 Demontluzin, 2687 Jonquil, 2484 Gladiolus, 2745 Acacia, 2669 Acacia, 3801 Fairmont, 1458 Magazine, 826 Cambronne, 824 Cambronne, 8324 Oak, 1815 Hamilton, 4714 St. Peter.

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