Evangeline Text 1
Drawn in part from Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline, this ongoing body of work takes place across a somber southern Louisiana landscape. Adopted as lore by the southern Cajun communities, this story of love, loss and hopeless longing, depicts Evangeline's search for her lost love when the two young souls are torn apart.
"Long among them was seen a maiden who waited and wandered,
Lowly and meek in spirit, and patiently suffering all things,
Fair was she and young; but, alas! before her extended,
Dreary and vast and silent, the desert of life, with its pathway
Marked by the graves of those who had sorrowed and suffered before her,
Passions long extinguished, and hopes long dead and abandoned.”