“Jean Claude, I am fed up! Our families have been in La Nouvelle-Orléans for generations.
As former residents and frequent visitors, we have fond memories and a big ol’ soft spot in our hearts for all things New Orleans; especially when Mardi Gras rolls around. Because no matter where we are, we have our own mini-celebration on Fat Tuesday.
Exceptional art has a WOW! Factor that can’t be ignored. Whatever the message, it reaches out and grabs you. First, it captures the eye, and then the mind: visually and symbolically.
A few hundred yards east of a lazy bend in the Mississippi River sits the capitol of Louisiana – all 34 stories and 450 feet of it. A conspicuous building in any city, it absolutely dominates the Baton Rouge skyline – not unlike the man who built it.
America has always been a work in progress – a patchwork quilt of different people and cultures, traditions and beliefs. So it’s only fitting that an enduring symbol of America is the handmade quilt.
Artists, by nature, are creative people. But if their works are displayed outdoors, some practical thinking is required to make sure they stand up to the elements.
A towering redwood reminds me of coastal California; a maple tree with blazing red leaves brings to mind New England; a palm tree means Florida; and nothing says South Louisiana like a Spanish Moss-draped cypress tree.