CADDO LAKE....western Caddo Parish in Louisiana....a 25,400 acres lake and bayou (wetland) on the border between Texas and Louisiana.....named after the Southeastern culture of Native Americans called Caddoans or Caddo who lived in the area until their expulsion in the 19th century....includes one of the largest flooded cypress forests in the U.S....the world's first over-water oil platform was completed in Caddo Lake in 1911
“Ribbon Portrait.” Pencil on brown paper. 2015. Grade 10, female. Caddo Parish Talented Arts Program; Shreveport, LA. The negative space in this piece creates an added meaning to the expression on the subject’s face. It contributes to a sense of emptiness or that something is missing. The artist exhibits an excellent handling of the simple, yet well-developed media, demonstrating a range of values. The artist’s morphing of portrait and ribbon makes for an even more 3-dimensional effect.