Images of Disappearing Coastal Wetlands | Best of New Orleans

One of the side benefits of the St. Claude Arts District's latest export, the hot new indie movie Beasts of the Southern Wild, is that it immerses viewers in the precariousness of life along Louisiana's steadily sinking coastal wetlands. Further investigations into this lacy, tattered patch of land also can be found in two noteworthy museum shows. At the New Orleans Museum of Art, multimedia artist Katie Holten created a series of very large drawings of the rapidly eroding edges of marshes where grasses are consumed by the sea at an alarming rate...

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