WASHING AWAY: LENTICULAR LOUISIANA LANDSCAPES
GOING. GONE. LOSTSCAPE ON BRASS PANELS
HERMITAGE HORIZON by Dawn DeDeaux / 10' x 30', Inks on 6 Aluminum Panels, 2014
THE END OF MYTH / Section Rendering by Dawn DeDeaux / Scale: 10' x 30', 2015
STUDY FOR A DISASTER / Dawn DeDeaux / 2015
LOSTSCAPES BY DAWN DeDEAUX
PRODUCTION OF NEW WORKS:
WASHING AWAY: A LENTICULAR LOUISIANA LANDSCAPE
Underwriting now pursued to create a 30' aerial landscape that utilizes lenticular technology to animate the rapidly transforming Louisiana coastline. Walking the length of the work will give audiences an optical sense of movement and the speed of projected change: when viewed from the right side one will see the coastline as it appeared 30 years ago; and when viewed from the left one will see a coastline vastly diminished to its current 2016 reduction. A light grid panel will correspond to NASA satellite mapping sonars to maintain topographical accuracy.
THE KILLING FIELDS (The End of Myth)
Large panoramic landscapes are underway depicting the impact of saltwater intrusion upon coastal wetlands. Several of the works focus on a 10-mile area of lower Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana - one of the fastest eroding landmasses in the world. Here over a thousand iconic oak trees have died from the influx of saltwater. Here you witness the Muse Dying LIVE. The mythic oak has been historically embraced for over two centuries by the likes Longfellow, Drysdale, Laughlin, the Newcomb School artists and others. The outreaching oak commanding the landscape embodies Louisiana’s ‘sense of place’... a place now slipping into the sea.