The ordinary things in life, when you really notice them, can be quite extraordinary.
Upon my return to bayou country after four decades of city life, many of the familiar
details of rural living took on a deeper meaning. Sugarcane fields and wetlands, winding roads
and levees all had new tales to tell.
The coastal marsh, with its stark beauty of water and grass, is a special source of inspiration for me.
It seems deceptively plain at first glance, but it carries with it a story of wildness and survival,
of hard lives and self-sufficiency. It speaks of brutal storms and of glassy, calm mornings.
It is the story of Louisiana.
Louisiana is embedded within my heart. I would like my work to add to its story.