Next Generation is a photograph I created this spring in response to the Katrina Diaries, an exhibit sponsored and produced by the Women’s Caucus for Art, New Orleans Chapter. The WCA – St. Louis Chapter hosted the exhibit this summer, together with work that member artists created in response and reflection.
Next Generation is on exhibit this month (October 2007) at the Creamery Arts Center in Springfield, MO. If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by and view the entire exhibit.
A sister artist, Jennifer Weigel, paid me the highest compliment about this photo and those now on exhibit at Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis. She admitted to me that she doesn’t much like photography (I get that a lot), but that my images are intimate without voyeurism. She feels drawn into them.
That’s very high praise for any artist, especially a photographer. Thank you, Jennifer. (And I won’t mention that it kills me that you were born the year I was a senior in college. Sheesh! When did I get so old?)