Sara Gothard

At Home With the Saints

- FOR

Louisiana SPCA


- TYPE

acrylic, public artwork


- URL

http://la-spca.org/pawsonparade


Acrylic painting on a fiberglass sculpture, commissioned as part of the Louisiana SPCA’s 2011-2012 fundraiser, Paws on Parade. Display site: Alcee Fortier Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

At Home with the Saints, 2012: acrylic on fiberglass (4.5'x2.5'x3.5'), Installed 2012 on Esplanade Avenue in Alcee Fortier Park, New Orleans, Louisiana. Later auctioned.

At Home with the Saints (installed)

At Home with the Saints (installed)

At Home with the Saints (intalled)

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), night side - featuring the gilt Joan of Arc statue that resides near the French Market and was given to the people of New Orleans by France in 1972. I have also pictured a "real" Jeanne d'Arc sipping her evening coffee with chicory while enjoying fireworks, which are frequently set off for holidays and festivals along the stretch of the Mississippi River that runs beside the French Quarter.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), day side - featuring New Orleans sights: a creole townhouse, a sycamore and a Quaker parrot. I also pictured New Orleans' patron saint, Louis IX of France, bending down to retrieve his daily paper.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Overhead showing the day-night transition.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Front view of his fleur-de-lis nose.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Overhead.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Joan of Arc statue (detail).

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Jeanne d'Arc sipping coffee and chicory and observing her statued self.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Top floor of the creole townhouse with shutters and cast iron balcony railing.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Close up of Jeanne d'Arc.

At Home with the Saints (before transport, courtyard photo shoot), Close up of St. Louis.

At Home with the Saints sketch, day side

At Home with the Saints sketch, night side

At Home with the Saints sketch, front

At Home with the Saints sketch, Joan and Louis