Shotgun Shack Row [2010]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 236 x 84 x 14 cm
(private collection, Old Lyme, CT)

A ‘shotgun shack’ is a narrow home, usually no more than 3.5 m wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other, and doors at each end of the house, a design which assists ventilation. Shotgun houses were popular in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War until the late 1920s. Its origins were probably Haitian and African, and the style is most commonly associated with New Orleans; but they can be found as far away as Chicago, Key West and California. As a sign of its New Orleans heritage, the house is usually raised two to three feet off the ground.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Shotgun_house

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“Children’s bicycles and Mardi Gras beads remained from a oated away house at Deslonde Street in the Lower Ninth Ward in fog at morning. New Orleans, Louisiana, January 30, 2006”
(photo by Alexey Sergeev: asergeev.com)

A Shallow Wade

The A Shallow Wade  exhibition looked at American symbols related to power, religion and money, (in)sustainabilty and fame. It opened 28-08-2010 at Ambach & Rice gallery in Ballard, Seattle, WA. (Breaker  belongs to this group but it was not part of the exhibition.)