Monday, September 28, 2009

After the Flood

With my studio still piled with rescued stuff awaiting a new shipment of mold treatment, I am using my computer for my creations. Today’s image is a digital collage created partly from some photos I took when I was in New Orleans the spring before Katrina. The background is a photo of a section of the wall that surrounds the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on Rampart Street. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest existing cemetery in New Orleans. Seeing the devastation in our city and the little I experienced myself, fragments of New Orleans seemed appropriate for my collage.

Deep runs the water
A painful purging
Catharsis from the unknown


  1. I like this piece very much-- textural.
    and the connection to New Orleans and your feelings is apparent.

  2. Thank you Donna. Your comments mean a lot to me.

  3. Eva, Thank you for mentioning me in your blog!
    I had no idea you were battling with these rains...I'm so sorry to read about water and mold in your studio. Amazing through all this you posted such a beautiful piece. The rows of squares and the tree image is so strong! Take care! Mary Ann

  4. Hi Eva, I just joined as a follower of your blog, this piece is amazing. I found you on Encaustic medium yahoo group. I did a class with Andrea Bird, it was wonderful. So I am new to this marvelous art.
    Really enjoyed you blog, I will be back.
    I have my completed piece from my class on my blog. That was a week ago. Have a nice night, Hugs Laura.

  5. Thank you Mary Ann. I appreciate your comments. The rows of squares were not only a compositional device, they represented the water line and the mat boards and other supplies that were soaked.

  6. Hi Laura, Glad you found me and that you are now a follower. I love your unadorned beeswax abstract "The Magic of Encaustic Medium". I still haven't tried encaustic because of ventilation problems, but because of the dampness, I had to knock a hole in my basement window and put a fan in to circulate the air. Hopefully when things settle down, I'll get to give a try.

  7. OMG...I had water in a section of my studio where I stored mat board. Discovered toooo late that I had mold. Tell me about the "mold treatment" never heard of it.

    I LOVE your collages.

  8. Cory,The first time we sprayed with Moldzyme using a garden sprayer, followed up a few days later fogging with Concrobium Mold Control from Home Depot. It really was the crowning touch. It totally dried out the air and captured the mold everywhere we used it. Unfortunately, my basement flooded again and we found some mold hiding in an area we had not treated. This time we used MoldStat Plus hoping to eliminate fogging again. Apparently it worked. Here are the links. Good luck, mold is nasty stuff.

  9. Thank you so much for the nice of you to share.


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