What can I say?  The destruction my home town of New Orleans (my residence at the time) was numbing.  Even more peculiar was my return to the city after the 8-week mandatory evacuation.  Among the many strange sensations was living in a city that the television media was still intensely focused upon.  The frequent national news stories oddly mirrored and contrasted with my daily experiences.  I wanted to make paintings that related to that experience, so I used the clean digital pixels of media in contrast with the organic, structural, and systemic destruction all around me.  It might have been a news story for the world, but it was a profoundly traumatic experience for the people of New Orleans.  Here are some of the paintings.


Post-K Paintings

Works on Paperworks_on_paper.html
Robert Ruello
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