Magnolia Landscape, Hwy 92, Arnaudville, LA.,winter, 2001
Between the towns of Grand Coteau and Arnaudville, Louisiana we have a studio that is over a hundred years old. The drive to the studio is interesting because we move from a very urban environment to stretches of farmland and dense tree growth. In the winter of 2002 and 2003 we took regular trips to the studio in order to get a feel for the land, the farms and the air in the winter. This past winter we spent much time driving around the quickly disappearing farmland around Grand Coteau and Arnaudville, LA visually lapping up the dark, dormant fields and skies. The dormant rows of fields are represented in the lower part . The horizon is the bamboo. The upper part is made with 2 layers of silk soaked with acrylic medium that sandwich magnolia seeds. The yellow bamboo grows behind our studio and was transplanted there from cuttings from Avery Island, New Iberia, Louisiana.