"T'n'T Murals" Anonymous: Corner of Caffin & Galvez/Lower 9th Ward
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"In this post-apocalypse town, what it's about now is not just what recovery means, how it's defined and how it manifests, but what survival means. We're non-stop being confronted with what is absent and missing and at the same time everyday there's the chance to be blown away that something still exists. That's what I think when I look at these paintings."
More images at the "Art in Action" Blog...
“Art In Action” is a long-term, collaborative, community art project taking place in New Orleans. Multi-media artist Elizabeth Underwood is spearheading this project with sponsorship from University of New Orleans’ anthropology department. Ms. Underwood will be contributing as well as curating, organizing, and promoting all "Art In Action" actions.
Believing the creative process to be a powerful tool for affecting social change and healing from trauma, the core agenda of “Art In Action” is to re-animate New Orleans with positive, progressive energy and to support the community’s ongoing efforts at renewal. Put another way: action creates connection and connection heals, encourages dialogue, and fertilizes "the environment" with the seeds of change.
This post is courtesy Elizabeth Underwood, "Art in Action", New Orleans, La.To see more "art in action" around the streets of New Orleans go to the AiA blog.