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More Guerrilla Art in Mid-City

Spotted this morning on the way to work on the Jeff Davis neutral ground:

Art Installation

It’s a pitcher full of water suspended above a map of Louisiana made of sand.

Pitcher on a Wire

Louisiana Sand

A strange, elegant, and disturbing metaphor for our current situation.

I have no idea who’s behind this. Could it be the same person (or people) who put up the flood marker? Whoever it is, I salute you.

Update: Thanks to Courtney Egan for revealing that this is a project of Art in Action! This specific piece is Site #6, “O Water!” by Jonathan Traviesa, the same guy who put photos on Bayou St. John a year ago. You can read about the installation or, if you’re in New Orleans, you can go down to Jeff Davis and D’Hemecourt and see it yourself. It was still there this morning.

Jonathan Traviesa, I salute you.

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  1. I like the kitty footprints that extend from the Cajun Triangle into Mississippi.

  2. Is that kitty footprints or drops from the water above. You nailed it, B. That’s elegant.

  3. Lovely. Keep turning stuff like this up and minds will begin to turn.

  4. Lee Lee

    Now that’s something to make you think deep thoughts about………….

  5. Too cool!

  6. rickngentilly rickngentilly

    that is frigging awesome. it makes me miss midcity. who ever did that kudos. art for arts sake.

  7. Metaphor indeed. How awesome.

  8. courtney courtney

    This is a website of local public art and performance that is currently going on in New Orleans
    -# 6 is this piece
    -Jonathan Traviesa, photog/artist .

  9. I am thrilled y’all found this and were moved to write about it! Go see it in person & come to the ArtInAction blog to comment! The project is ongoing & the blog is about 80% done to represent the work that’s out in the city already. Please support us by going out to see the work (there’s a lot of it up already by a bunch of different artists) & commenting on the ArtInAction blog! Viva L’New Orleans. Thanks –

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