Why do you call New Orleans home?
Paper Monuments Re:Present Installation
Paper Monuments is a public art and public history project which has worked over the past couple of years to tell the stories of people, places, events, and movements missing from New Orleans mainstream histories. In late 2018, L. Jeffrey Andrews was selected by a jury to participate in the Paper Monuments Re:Present Installation Series.
For Jeffrey’s piece, she interviewed and painted people who live in the neighborhoods surrounding the location of the installation. Each watercolor portrait is paired with the subject’s answer to the question: Why do you call New Orleans home?
The purpose of this piece is to elevate the everyday people who make our neighborhoods what they are, and it touches on themes of community and belonging. The piece is dedicated to Sharree Rose Walls, may she rest in piece.
The installation was on display at Bayou St John and Toulouse St March 10th through May 1st, 2019.
Special thanks to AJ/Precious Durant, Stephanie Quiette-Addison Martin, Dinero Meyers, Liz Burpee, Saluda Trepagnier, Veena, Ian Monroe, Adrian Brenneman, Felix Rainey, Jimmy G., Sterling Armour, Kimberly, Anya, Pleshet Ball, Renee Cutno, Khayriyyah Cutno, Christopher Hughes, and Justin Nunnink for his construction know-how.