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Monday, August 13, 2007

Art from Destruction

In March I ran a post about artists in Gulfport-Biloxi making lemonade from the lemons given to them by Hurricane Katrina.

This weekend hubby & I took a road trip to survey the coast almost two years since
that master storm. Among the hundreds of pictures we took are the following updates to the awesome work by these gifted artists.

We found several more examples of "art from destruction" along Highway 90. Here they are:
(click on each picture for full-sized versions)

Here are the original items shown in March. They have been stained and sealed.

Each carving bore the name of "Dayton". Dayton Scoggins is "the chainsaw artist and he's given a little bit of happiness and awe to all who traverse Highway 90 in Mississippi where - less than two years ago - the only emotion known was sorrow.

These dolphins show the little bit of elation that will be felt in the years to come over here.
And I like to think that they give hope to all who can experience them first hand.

Thanks, Dayton!


Varg said...

My fiance and I did the Hwy 90 trip a little way back and these sculptures were one of the brightspots. Among the only bright spots really. The rest was a bunch of nothing.

Anonymous said...

This is so cool. I'm going on 90 from waveland to foley on Thursday. I'll look for them.