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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Prospect 1 in the lower 9

I had the unique opportunity to volunteer some time today helping a Prospect 1 artist/sculptor named Nari. Nari is Jamaican born, living in New York's Harlem and teaching at Hunter College. I met him today at a church on Flood St. called the Battle Ground Baptist Church. Not a functioning place of worship at this time. I spent most of my time on a ladder painting squiggle lines on mirror. Which I really enjoyed. Nari's sculpture is entitled "Diamond Gym" and as you can see in the photo is a large, metal diamond frame with old workout equipment suspended inside. There will be lights and music and, of course the mirrors with squiggly lines all around it. It is going to be an awesome exhibit site. It was a great experience and I look forward to seeing it (and possibly helping him again) when it opens on October 30.

As I drove around the lower 9 today, I was awestruck by the what is and is not being done there. I was extremely saddened by the loss that still remains and then totally thrilled by the super-mod-green Make It Right houses being built. For me, just another wonderful ride on the roller coaster that is New Orleans. Some pics from my cultural excursion.








If you would like more info on Prospect 1-www.prospectneworleans.org. To volunteer-asiegel@prospectneworleans.org

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