Blood, Sweat & Tears
Lighthouses adorn postcards and remind us of peaceful days gone by.
But my painting of Biloxi lighthouse is far from peaceful. It portrays the painful past of the lighthouse located on a busy highway not a peaceful shore.
The lighthouse has survived over 20 hurricanes, the Civil War and Civil Rights protests since it was built in 1848. It thrives on a busy 4 lane highway oblivious to the hustle and bustle around it. Biloxi beach was blackened by the BP oil spill that began in April 2010. People and wildlife still suffer from its repercussions today.