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Reliquaries: Four Houses of New Orleans Memory
Reliquaries: Four Houses of New Orleans Memory
Bass wood, papier-mâché and photos
4 houses each approximately 8” x 4” x 4”
2005

These structures stand on fragile pilings, implying protection from floods. However, these houses are closed up, without access to the interior space. They are tombs enshrining memory that keep the secrets and stories that don’t need to be told anymore. Representing the three family houses and one family gravesite at St. Roch’s Cemetery that weathered the storm, they are the sealed up sepulchers containing the invisible and the unknowable.