#onthehorizon/AOLABtravelogue #one.

Part travelogue, part visual documentation of a honeymoon phase with a city like no place else on earth, The Bottom of the Ninth Ward Bulletins chronicle American artist and author Angel Brynner’s first sojourn in New Orleans in 2008. Originally sent out from her on-going blog The Art of Life while she was volunteering with re-builders in New Orleans as the city continued its recovery effort, BNWB documents all she was allowed to witness for whosoever was tuning in to her blogs beyond friends and family across the globe, people with just as little clue as to what was afoot in New Orleans as she had been before arriving there that summer.

This Kokopellima Press tenth anniversary edition also features artwork from the NYC2NOLA series of collages from the Angel Brynner/Art of Life project, a ten+ year trek through creative communities across America, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean where over 1500 pieces of work were created on-the-road-style.

Produced in the autumn of 2008, still reeling and forever changed by what became the first of many seasons in the hothouse, NYC@NOLA was the third official grouping of artwork from that road-trip.

As a surprise, a portion of the proceeds from each purchased tenth anniversary Bottom of the Ninth Ward Bulletin book will be donated to support the efforts of Trinity Christian Community Center in Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana. TCC center was the first place that allowed Angel Brynner to help in NOLA, an opportunity that changed the trajectory of her life by weaving a service/volunteering aspect into every AOLAB trek she went on afterwards.