36" x 24"
Valspar Acrylic Paint on Canvas
The spring, after "the storm", Katrina - I was on Main St. Bay St. Louis, Ms doing my rounds of the houses we were working on with the volunteers. All of the houses on Main St., in the 300 block of Main, had been under twenty five feet of water and in 2006, were in the process of starting to rebuild. But, this yard, for what ever reason, was just revitablized with the spring rains and the yard was full of "volunteers". Not the people kind, but, flowers of all kinds - they were such a surprise to me that I stopped the truck and took a picture. Here, ten years later, that memory of that yard was so strong that I painted this. It is the only Katrina painting I have made in all those ten years - it is not of the destruction, the rebuilding - but of this one yard full of "volunteers". I stopped by the house the other day to check to see if any of the plants remained - and, yes, that one on the right in the front, its still there along with the purple flowered plants in the front of the fence. The fence, still there - a little more weathered than it was in 2006, but still there.
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