A jungle like path was cut in a back yard in Lakeview area of New Orleans.The yard had become overgrown since the cutting down of all the trees that were damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
This project has transformed the site into a safe place to regeneration since Katrina has up rooted and regrouped many of us and our environment. The storm has been a catalyze for pursuing new paths, providing us with a need to be deliberate of the traces we are leaving behind. During an evacuation process we pack bags, decide what is important to take with us, what do we need and how much stuff IS necessary.
Altars were constructing on the tree trucks that lay hidden on the paths of the over grown backyard: an opportunity for personal reflection and play. On the tree trunks, we have stacked piles of stuff. Above the ginger forest, we made colorful streamers; they are reconstructed from fragments of clothing that has been left behind. Our altars are located on these tree stumps as a memorial to all the trees that have disappeared.
The uprooted trees have given way to light and have stimulated us to come face to face with our purpose which is GROWTH!