AP: Biloxi’s Katrina sculptures get touch-up from sculptor

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – The sculptor who turned trees killed by Hurricane Katrina into sculptures along Highway 90 in Biloxi has returned to freshen them up.

WLOX-TV reports that Marlin Miller of Florida and his son made the trip as part of the Ohr O’Keefe Museum’s “Katrina plus 10” exhibit.

Museum’s executive director Kevin O’Brien says a crew also applied tar and concrete around the roots to stop insect infestation.

Miller says only a few vacant lots and his sculptures are left from the storm. He says that to him, the sculptures represent the volunteers who came to help and the resilience of coastal residents.

After Wednesday, a city crew will shellac the sculptures.

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