Rodrigue’s Swirling Vision

Yellow Eyes for Yellow Flowers, 2001, 36×24, acrylic on canvas

Rodrigue’s Swirling Vision: The Sun, Cosmos, and Hurricane

George Rodrigue  returned to the swirl often throughout his career. It first appeared in his landscapes and Cajun series paintings as a light in the distance, symbolizing hope and a brighter tomorrow. Later it evolved into Hurricanes and the Cosmos, as the birth of creativity, and as a suspension of reality —a symbol of the mysterious, mystical, and spiritual. In 2012, after his cancer entered remission, Rodrigue commented,

“People asked me all summer, ‘What will you paint once you’re back at your easel?’ I said I didn’t know, but that it probably would relate to my illness. Looking at these first canvases, that’s exactly what happened. I’m painting hope, love, happiness, sunshine, everything that I faced losing.”

Celebrate the Summer Solstice!
Join Wendy Rodrigue for an exhibition tour, including rarely seen artworks from her private collection.
Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm Free

Reception includes entertainment, wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.
Guests receive a complimentary exhibition poster, while supplies last.
RSVP for both events at 504.581.4244 or

Exhibition continues through October 27, 2018.