The World Tour project began in the Summer of 2011 as merely a way to get back into the car, get back behind a 35mm camera, drive, and shoot small southern towns with international names. Inspiration was a hope, mental clarity was another, and what happened was I got both of those things - and then some. Familiar photographic processes were re-discovered, songs were written, and even the ukulele was played! In other words, the state of my world was larger than I had ever thought. I've always been a fan of the Emersonian idea that to travel far - and light - you need not go any farther than your own backyard. With that thought in mind, I gave myself artistic boundary and limited the tour to my home state of Louisiana. In doing so, I opened new doors of perception and comtemplation for myself. Travelling through Louisiana's rich and abundant landscape, the tour became about realizing the world is only as large or as small as you want it to be; the possibilities of perception are endless.
Songs & Photos from the Louisiana World Tour
This is a printed version of my one woman show "Louisiana: The State of my World". Traveling around Louisiana's rich and diverse landscape, I gained spiritual insights in Delhi, I faced my fears in Transylvania; and guided by the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh, I found The Way out of the forest in Copenhagen. The story I tell through songs and photos is one of personal experience from my travels and heavily influenced by the Emersonian idea that to travel far - and light - you need not go any further than your own backyard.
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The World Tour journey has been chronicled on my blog. Check the archives for older posts. It began in July 2011.
This has been a stream of consciousness type of project. To date, the World Tour has lead to a blog, a musical/photographic performance piece, an exhibit of liquid emulsion prints and now available in book form! . Stay tuned for more adventures..more blogs..more performances..and more exhibitions..
World Tour Performances:
March, 2016 Southeastern Louisiana University, Womens History Month Hammond, LA
September, 2015 Louisiana Studies Conference, Keynote address, Natchitoches, LA
September, 2012 Louisiana Studies Conference, Natchitoches, LA
December, 2011 Buffas Bar & Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
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