And Then They Say Walk

Jana Napoli Radio Interview

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This is a radio interview from the Creative Alliance of New Orleans with Jana Napoli and Carlos Neville talking about YA/YA and Floodwall.

4 works in progress at Julia Street

New projects of mine that I opened at my new address on Julia street:

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YA/YA’s 20th Aniversary Party at 617 Piety

Dexter came from NY to film with Shirley Thompson who is adding to the Ya/Ya documentary … where they are now. this is what the space looks like…. coming soon,

why 700 dresser drawers?

FLOODWALL stands on its own feet till 13 of October in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Mardi Gras 2007

in the interim the Pheonix burns

I have the best story..

I went up to a man that looked much like my friend Neil Alexander & asked”NEIL”? I thought he didn’t hear me & when I said it again….he kneeled down before me….. I didn’t know what to say!!!!

what a beginning of a day

It was a beautiful morning as I took off for the long walk


Jim Gabour’s in the Marigny

to meet up with the crew of St. Ann

it was going to be a long day.


I went to the Tate Modern last week. It has the perfect spot for Flood Wall.

On inquiry I was given a document that said:

“Exhibition proposals may be sent to Paul McAree in Exhibitions and Displays at the Tate Modern. All proposals will be considered by curatorial staff, however, it must be stressed that submissions from artists to exhibit their work at the Tate Modern are rarely included in the programme.”


this is a small section of what the wall will look like, a view of intimacy and loss

As families returned to assess the damage to their homes and neighborhoods, one of the first signs of life was the appearance of a heap of trash at curbside.

The 600 drawers incorporated in Napoli’s installation were collected from all across New Orleans — in Gentilly, in Central City, Uptown and in the East, in Bywater, Carrollton, the French Quarter, the Ninth Ward Lakeview and Mid-City. Graphic artist Rondell Crier will collaborat with Napoli to create a digital database documenting where the drawers are from and any information about the families who discarded them. The drawers are categorized by size and color, their knobs or the lack of them, their age, whether hand-made or mass-produced. This digital database will be presented via an interactive computer kiosk near the memorial wall. Both installations evoke and comment on the differences that divide and unite us. They also underscore that our lives are more than just our thoughts and physical embodiment. Our lives are our neighborhoods, our family, our friends, our neighbors, our workplace, our schools, our communities, our animals, our gardens, our personal property, and even our furniture drawers, the place where we store our secrets, our past lives, our photos, our mementos, our passions and our hopes and dreams.