Monday, October 31, 2011
Thomas Burger’s first place piece, "Oysterman" was deeply rooted in New Orleans history. He paints characters, landscapes and historic Louisiana landmarks on old copper window screens that once graced homes in some of our historic neighborhoods. The reclaimed screens, once turned into Burger’s signature artwork, save a bit of New Orleans architectural history while at the same time depicting aspects of that same New Orleans history. "Oysterman" was a masterful depiction of a fisherman complete with a three dimensional screen face and a bucket of oysters. The piece brought many smiles to the many art patrons who admired it. Burger’s sense of history, his love of Louisiana life, and the endearing characters he paints make him a favorite at the Annual Poydras Home Art Show.