Friday, July 04, 2008

Jana Napoli, Creator of "Floodwall" Installatioin

Floodwall is the name of a modular art installation by Jana Napoli. This collection of discarded drawers rescued from the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina is her way of memorializing the tragedy. In this video she explains how it came about.

My interest in this story was inspired by a connection from long ago with Donald Ansley, a gifted artist himself, who has been working with wood over thirty-five years. I am the proud owner of one of his creations from the early seventies, a coffee table base both practical and pleasing to look at.

I haven't spoken with Donald for years, but from what I gather his craftsmanship formed the "wall" which carries the drawers. I hope soon to put together a post about Donald and his remarkable family.

1 comment:

Broadfoot said...

Hey John,

Congrats on getting James online. He's such a snob I never thought he'd make it. And you need to get your lazy ass up here and visit what is left and what has been added to the "remarkable" Ansley family. We've got a guest house, we'll feed you, so you can defray your gas expenses. You ahve no excuse. Jeanne is 90 and hangin' on, but you need to see her soon.
Peace! Go Obama! Brad