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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Eighty-five: On Tour cruising the Mississippi from Memphis to the Gulf > Ruination, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012
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12-DEC-2012

Ruination, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012

I compare a damaged classical sculpture and several begrimed headstones to a pile of bricks and stones that once were a tomb. This contrast is incongruous -- the ruins seem more colorful than the memorials in this image. A large family vault at left provides context for this scene of ruination.

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Phil Douglis05-Jan-2013 00:16
Love your wish. We all hope to be remembered if we are gone, even if its only by a heap of rich red bricks. And this image is surely a metaphor for our futile attempts at becoming somehow immortal after we die. All eventually turns to dust.
Tim May04-Jan-2013 04:34
We all become victims of decay and deterioration even when we try to be immortalized. I hope thought, that I leave as much color behind.
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