homeless ghosts of new orleans

When I visited New Orleans, I really wanted to take a “ghost tour”, but circumstances kept me from doing so. So later, when I heard about the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, I whimsically thought of how phantoms might react to a flood.

I completed this painting before the enormity of the destruction was revealed. I realized I had an image that might seem too light-hearted for the serious nature of the disaster. I put it away.

One year later I still have a painting that no one has seen until now. My style is what it is. This image that I’ve created does not match the seriousness of the disaster, nor exemplify the horror that so many must have faced. But I do believe that it touches on the sorrow that we must feel for the people who lost so much.

Detail from the image can be found here.