The New Orleans Funerary Banner
Funerary: (fyoo'ne'rer'e) adj. Of or appropriate for a funeral or a burial. Sorrowful:mournful.

Hello and thanks for your interest.  The New Orleans Funerary Banner is a 7 foot by 5 foot flag created by Eden Gass in the wake of hurricane Katrina.  It is made of black satin, velvet and denim and is embroidered with 50 fleur de lis. Having stayed in the city through the storm, creating this flag was an exercise in grief, protest, mourning, bewilderment, rage and disbelief.

The New Orleans Funerary Banner is currently on  display till February 1st, 2006 at Barrister's Gallery at 1724 Oretha C Haley Blvd -New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 525-6246

The banner is scheduled to be burned in a final act of silent protest.  The burning ceremony will take place at 8pm Saturday, February, 4th at Barristers Gallery as well.

All are welcome to come and silently observe. People are encouraged to bring items to contribute to the pyre; debris from their homes, destroyed mementos, photos of those lost, or anything they feel is appropriate. Please check back for additional details!
The New Orleans Funerary Banner
Email me with questions or comments!!
Phone: 860.481.9173
Name: Eden Gass
Email: [email protected]
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