Willie Birch

Willie Birch draws inspiration from his native New Orleans, observing the manifestations of and connections between the architecture, fashion, fare, celebrations, funerals, and other customs. He explores the uses of spacing, repetition, geometry, and proportion, and presents with a bold transparency our unique modes of expression and the extracted patterns and symbology inherent within. His work has powerful political, sociological and spiritual meaning but is wonderfully anchored in the daily life of his 7th Ward New Orleans neighborhood.