The City That Care Forgot

Felicia Moore

Portland, United States

  • Available
    Products
    1
  • Artist
    Notes

Stationery

Artist's Description

I lived in New Orleans, LA for many years. “The City That Care Forgot”- that’s what they always called it because of its carefree attitude and love for indulgence and good times. After Hurricane Katrina hit the city, I went down about 3 months later to visit some friends and to see how New Orleans was holding up. I was surprised how vastly changed it was mostly in its emptiness and quietness- strange for a 24 hour city in which one can normally find music pouring out of door fronts and people sitting on the porches laughing with friends and family. It was still very much out-of-commission these many weeks after the storm had hit. I walked around with my camera while I was there, mostly taking photographs of the debris and destruction that still was piled high on many curbs and neutral grounds (medians). I stumbled upon this Santa, buried face down in a pile of garbage, exactly as shown here, and thought how symbolic it was in its representation as New Orleans as a city neglected, whose joyousness and carefree ways were now scattered like so many of the very people who made the city the exciting and charming attraction it has always been. Suddenly, there was entirely different understanding to the meaning of “The City That Care Forgot”.

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.