Acting as natural boundaries, the brackish bayous of Louisiana are a physical reminder of the barrier between the actual and the ideal. Their bifurcation of the land echoing the bifurcation of groups. In this ongoing series of the bayous that are on the edges of communal spaces, and suburbia in Southeast Louisiana, I am negotiating the symbiotic relationship and role that land has in the formation of collective memory and how collective memory acts a social construction of political power, race, class, and gender, here in the south.
Originally from Long Island, Eddie has called New Orleans home since 2007, and has been teaching photography at Xavier University of Louisiana since 2010. She is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, and is the educational board chair for the New Orleans Photo Alliance. As an artist her work explores the how memory, and conditional realities are used to construct identity. Complex Magazine named her one of the top 20 artists from New Orleans that you should know, and recently British Airways working with New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, named her one of the 6 artists you have to see when visiting New Orleans. When she is not making art she spends her free time at the barn with riding horses, and show jumping.