The first riffs of John Boutte's song "Treme" transports me straight to New Orleans. I can see the different neighborhoods, taste the Creole cuisine, and hear the sounds pouring out from one street corner to another.
New Orleans is a special city.Summertime in New Orleans smells of sweet magnolias and the air is so thick you can literally cut it with a knife. The pace is slow, the smiles are genuine, and the days pass by like boats on the great Mississippi.
The people of New Orleans absolutely love to celebrate---where else in the world would people have a "costume closet" as a standard household fixture.For this series, I've projected a series of painted images of New Orleans scenes onto a model Nicky, who is "jamming and having fun," as she swings to the rhythms and beats of New Orleans.