Losing ground, 2015-19, mixed media on paper mounted on canvas & wood, 50×44 inches.
Using geometric overlays, map diagrams and Braille, Losing Ground depicts an interpretation of Louisiana’s loss of coastal land due to river levee construction, the oil & gas industry, and impactful weather events. Louisiana land loss roughly equates into losing a football field every hour. A work on paper mounted to canvas, various materials from pencil, pencil color, marker to oil pastel and acrylic convey a process of addition and subtraction, or gains and losses. The invisible hand in economics generally refers to unintended social benefits, but also has the opposite effect, as depicted in Losing Ground.