The Way We Were III was created by collaging prints on paper of two of my pre-Katrina paintings. For many months after Katrina, our beautiful coast looked like it had been hit by a nuclear blast. Before the storm however, it was a lush and beautiful place that I could not stay away from, nor keep myself from painting its glory. I decided that I wanted to give viewers here in Kentucky an idea of my home. This collage incorporates a painting of an egret that visited our small pier on the bayou on a regular basis, and a sunrise on the Mississippi River near Venice, LA.