Kat in the Hats - New Orleans Mardi Gras -
Dr. James Conway - Commission - 2005
2007 - Indoor - 1.5' X 4.5'
Stained and vitreous glass, glass gems, mirror, tile, buttons, Mardi Gras
beads, found objects, confetti, sheet music, ephemeras, photos and
“Kat in the Hats” was created for my aunt as a surprise for my uncle.
This particular art piece started with my uncle’s wonderful
collection of hats, his lively sense of humor and place of residence;
His wife provided me with authentic Mardi gras beads, photos of his
hats (also thanks to my Mom for allowing me to dig through her photo
albums!), artistic freedom to create this piece as I saw fit. This was
quite easy because I know my Uncle; his incredible sense of humor, zest
for life and philosophy that laughter really is the best medicine
(appropriate because he is also a Doctor!).
Living in the French Quarters of New Orleans they are surrounded
with music, great food and wine and the magic of the Mardi gras
wanted to express the stimulating, magical feeling of these festivities by
adding the musical notes, confetti and color variations swirling up the
collections of hats on his head. I
love the original pictures of hats, funny facial expressions, and
ephemeras relating to laughter, humor and its ability to heal.
feel this art shows my uncle’s lively personality, humor, magical
surroundings, along with adding vibrant colors and wonderful light
reflections, which will add sparkle to your room.
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