The other day I mentioned our friend Jennifer Shaw’s show at Farrington Smith in New Orleans, and her related book: Hurricane Story. The show has been extended through January 19, if you happen to be in New Orleans.
And if you don’t, well, the book Hurricane Story (paperback; $30) is now available to all via Lulu.com — right here.
It’s a “narrative series of self portraits in toys” that tells the story of her and her husband’s Katrina adventure: She was nine months pregnant when the hurricane arrived, and they evacuated to a hotel in Alabama on August 28. On August 29, she gave birth to a son, and for the newly expanded family it would be two months and 6,000 miles before they could come home.
As I’ve said before, I think it’s the best Katrina story I’ve come across, and that’s saying something.
More on Lulu.