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Carmen Lugo | Mapping a Modern MS

Friday, September 30, 2016

Carmen Lugo is a visual artist from the Coast. After Hurricane Katrina, Carmen realized the importance of community and the impact that it can have, so she began including in the community in her works. Through the Fear Project, she asked others to anonymously share their fears, which she later painted. Her work highlights the commonality that we share, and the value of community.

“I haven’t experienced anything like that until I moved here. The network, the communities—it’s community. Everybody constantly pushing each other up instead of competing with each other, and I think that’s taught me the value of having a strong community behind you, everybody rallying behind each other.”-Carmen

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative.