In this April 2010 conversation with friend Paula Devlin, George Scott recalls coming to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and why he decided to relocate. And despite a serious medical diagnosis, he's decided that New Orleans is where he'll remain.
ALSO: In this extended conversation, George Scott's talks about art, a constant in his life since childhood. It was travel that opened his eyes to even more inspiration for his art, and expanded his working life to include community activism. He moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, where he met his friend Paula Devlin. In this segment of the April conversation, Scott talks about his life's work, how he's coping with a serious medical condition he discovered since relocating to New Orleans, and what he sees as his legacy.
StoryCorps New Orleans interviews were recorded by StoryCorps, a national project to record and collect stories of everyday people. This excerpt was selected and produced by WWNO producer Eileen Fleming, with support from the WWNO Productions Fund and from Villere & Co., managing the investments of New Orleans' families for almost 100 years. Listen again at wwno.org or at nola.com.