"Charity Immortelle" (2008) is part of artist Krista Jurisich's post-Katrina photo-collage quilt series "New Orleans Immortelles" that launched her into national renown. Learn more »
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While Krista Jurisich had earned notice for her successful photocollage and painting and as a teacher, it was the post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Immortelles series that catapulted her into national recognition. These photocollage art quilts are haunting visual memoirs, which in dramatic, textural detail crystallize the social, political, environmental, and artistic themes that prevailed in New Orleans in the aftermath of the destruction wrought in 2005. Immortelles are a French tradition of decorating graves with dried flowers and glass bead bouquets, a custom that was popular among New Orleanians in the nineteenth century.
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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Krista Jurisich." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry.php?rec=1385.
Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Krista Jurisich." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept. 2012. Web. 24 May. 2013.