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Jackson Quilt #2
|| 4/2/2006 || 8:23 am || Comments Off on Jackson Quilt #2 || ||

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View the Google Map of downtown Jackson, Mississippi



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Jackson Quilt
|| 4/1/2006 || 8:19 am || Comments Off on Jackson Quilt || ||

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View the Google Map of downtown Jackson, Mississippi



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Bay Saint Louis Quilt
|| 9/12/2005 || 7:59 am || Comments Off on Bay Saint Louis Quilt || ||

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Bay Saint Louis Quilt
Source Imagery from NOAA

Comparing the before & after imagery of the bridge is a humbling reminder of the shear force of a storm surge. Using my favorite 6 sided quilt template, I used the modified imagery I obtained from NOAA. I don’t remember the exact location of where I obtained the zip file containing the imagery, but its from an aerial survey of the Gulf coastline from New Orleans all the way over to Alabama. The series gives a very informative look at the destruction of Katrina. I felt compelled to make a rendering using imagery that was not from New Orleans.

As for the rendering itself, the bridge makes an awesome geographic identifier and has the look of embroidery. Alas, there will need to be a lot more stitches in time to fix it! The only drawback I found with the rendering, was that in the imagery preparation, in order to make the colors decent looking (as opposed to the pale blue tone that the source imagery had), some the landforms on the ground were slightly bleached out. A secondary drawback was that I obtained the imagery in a compressed .jpg form, so there was already some pixilation that existed which slightly obscured some of the detail of the damage. Nonetheless, I love the way this rendering looks, but I still like the Superdome Quilt – 1st Derivative slightly more. I don’t have any renderings in the pipeline at the moment, but my guess is that I’ll make a second rendering using the same Bay Saint Louis imagery…

As stated before, all proceeds from the prints using Hurricane Katrina aftermath imagery will be donated to the relief efforts.

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Bay Saint Louis Bridge – Before & After
|| 9/10/2005 || 9:52 am || Comments Off on Bay Saint Louis Bridge – Before & After || ||

Image taken before Katrina from Google Earth

Image taken a few days after Katrina from NOAA

This is the unmodified source imagery for my next rendering. The amount of damage caused by the surge cause the low-laying Bay Saint Louis bridges to be severely damaged. If they do rebuild, it’s imperative that the bridges are built higher to ensure such damage does not take place again.



Abstract Katrina
|| 9/7/2005 || 12:05 am || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

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Abstract Katrina – Source Imagery from NASA

Following up with my previous rendering of Hurricane Katrina titled “Katrina Quilt,” I decided to make a slightly different rendering using the Abstract series template with the same source imagery from NASA’s MODIS satellite.

Looking over all of the renderings I created last month, I realized I have been making far too many in the Quilt Project. Granted, I recently discovered a new way in which I can reflect the imagery immensely within the existing template, I’ve kinda gotten bored with so many renderings looking somewhat the same. Thus I changed it up a bit, make it a bit more Abstract. Like the previous rendering, I am putting this one up for sale to raise money for the diaster relief efforts.

Today I acquired some high resolution aerial photography from NOAA of downtown New Orleans. I’m going to set a scene to render before I got to bed.

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Katrina Quilt
|| 9/6/2005 || 2:13 am || Comments Off on Katrina Quilt || ||

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Katrina Quilt

I have noticed that quite a few DC area artists have put up their art for sale to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Using a public domain satellite image from NASA’s MODIS satellite, I created a piece I call “Katrina Quilt.” I am going to make five 30″ by 20″ prints available for sale at $200 each. If you are interested, please send me an e-mail. I will be making another rendering of the satellite image shortly

##UPDATE##
I have another rendering for sale for hurricane relief efforts, its called Abstract Katrina.

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