Cynthia Scott

Digital prints on cotton
12H x 4

This piece hangs 12 feet high -- the standard height of New Orleans Victorian living rooms. The photographs are of mold, the darkest of which are on the bottom of the construction with the lighter-toned photographs above. This suggests the line that post-Katrina floodwaters reached in many areas of the city – a line which was branded onto everyone’s home when the floodwaters receded. I invite viewers to imagine their own living rooms with 5 feet of floodwater inside and all of their belongings either floating or submerged beneath dirty water. Even if a home only received a few inches of floodwater, the fact that residents were not allowed back into their homes for many weeks or even months allowed mold to continue to climb the walls up to the attic, ruining everything they owned.
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