"Raising Cain"
Beads and photos on wood
This is a good-size piece, about 3 feet wide,
and it's heavy-ish.
I don't usually use photography in my art,
but I decided to try it here.
I won't go into Joe Cain or what he means
to Mobile's Mardi Gras, but he was and is the man.
The photo at left is one of the Joe Cain widows.
The center photo is Joe's actual gravesite,
shot on Joe Cain Day.
To the right is Wayne Dean portraying
the character Joe created,
Chief Slacabamarinico.
I beaded the piece in Mobile's official
Mardi Gras colors.