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Lamp made of hurricane debris

When I came back to New Orleans, after the hurricane, the only thing to be be found was the occasional Red Cross truck and trash. Lots and lots of trash, mountains of trash. What is one to do with so much trash? What do we make of tragedy? Art.
This lamp is made of a propane cylinder, a weight from a barbell and a gas manifold, all found on the streets of the upper 9th ward, near my house.
I have since made lots of art from the debris. The pieces have been in several shows, including a few with fellow debris artist Skylar Fein under the name of The League of Jewish Carpenters.

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Citation Information:

Adam Dowis, "Lamp made of hurricane debris." Katrina's Jewish Voices, Object #693 (September 20 2020, 2:15 pm)

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