UNITY showcases Priest’s portrait of a forlorn child

Priest (c) Times-Picayune

UNITY’s Executive Director, Martha Kegel said that she believes that the Priest piece is intended to be a commentary about New Orleans and its failed federal levees. “That which was supposed to protect us – the levee system — was instead the instrument of our doom because of faulty design,” she said. “The piece depicts a child who is wearing a raincoat and rain hat intended to protect him from rain, but instead he is not protected at all.”

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