Thursday, February 14, 2008

haute valentine art

Lori Gordon is a mixed media artist and writer. Recently, one of her pieces was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution for inclusion into their permanent collection. This heart piece, part of her "Katrina Collection", is created by assembling effigies and collages of found objects from the post hurricane clean up. August 29, 2005, her home, studio and all of her supplies washed away by the 35 foot storm surge and 150 mile per hour winds which obliterated her community, Gordon returned to work using the only materials which were available to her. Five weeks after the event, Gordon began collecting rubble and transforming it into works of art. She has been featured on MSNBC.COM - “Rising From Ruin”, on National Public Radio featured The Katrina Collection on their program "All Things Considered", and her work was also covered by the Associated Press.

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