oil paintings

preview selected pages from Art as Artifact catalog

The Art as Artifact catalog presents oil paintings by Dona Simons both before and after they were flooded by the levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina. The book tells a visual story of Simons' life and work. In addition to prescient aspects of the paintings' subject matter, a story is told by the stains, tears and waterlines now on the canvases. Katrina now resides in history. Art as Artifact provides a glimpse into its effects as well as the world Dona Simons has created in her oil paintings.
Dona Simons website