Hurricane Katrina swept most of the Mississippi Gulf Coast off the map. What was left had to be renewed and the live oak trees that had been killed by the salt-water surge were no different. Wood sculptors from places like Florida and even Illinois came to leave their mark on the coast of a state we call home. These sculptures have become a tourist attraction, but more importantly, they are sign of perseverance. We Mississippians have something to remind us beauty can come from an ugly disaster.
Photos by Ken Murphy