…and do you want an explanation of below repeated abstract art?Photo on 3-30-16 at 8.13 AM

Ahem.  I did actually get the sand up to show this to three of my coworkers telling them to feel free to laugh, but I wanted to know if they realized why I called it, “Louisiana.”  One of them almost completely got it. And they said they liked it!  Now I feel like painting again…

Okay.  The inverted arc at the top symbolizes the Crescent City, New Orleans, painted in Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.  That’s New Orleans.  The blue stream cutting through it and winding through almost the entire length of the picture is the Mississippi that I chose not to paint brown but water in its purest form…this blue stream travels down to another rolling mass of turquoise and forks into three prongs, i.e., this is the Mississippi River reaching it’s delta and flowing in the rolling turquoise mass of the gulf of Mexico.  Rolling from New Orleans.  The flaming colors surrounding the arc, the winding river and rising about the Gulf represents the turbulent history, vibrant culture, celebration, emotions, passion, cuisine, and flavor of Louisiana, almost completely in Carnival-like colors…even some carnivals can almost be…carnivorous…but in this case, in a good way…thrown into the colors also are it’s colorful political past…

 

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