Nik and I were commissioned by the Arts Council of New Orleans for the City of New Orleans’ Percent for Art Program, to create an installation that honored the history of the Lower Mid City corridor.
This work celebrates the Tulane-Gravier community’s history and interprets its post-Hurricane Katrina recovery through residents’ eyes. The narrative begins at Canal Street with the founding of the City of New Orleans and culminates at Tulane Avenue. Twenty-two illustrated steel plates, embedded in the streetscape along Galvez Street between Canal St. and Tulane Ave, highlight the complex residential, industrial, and healthcare industries of the area.
It took Nik and I over two and a half years to envision, execute, and oversee this installation from conception to completion.