The New Leaf - CODAworx

The New Leaf

Submitted by Marcus Brown

Client: St. Bernard I and Columbia Residential

Location: New Orleans, LA, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $35,000

Project Team


Columbia Residential

Columbia Residential


Kerwin E. Julien, Sr., PE, MSCE

Julien Engineering & Consulting, Inc.


Marcus Brown


The New Leaf is made using Steel, limestone and aluminum
Dimensions: 13’x 16’ x 2’
Commissioned by St. Bernard I and Columbia Residential Budget: 35,000 does not include foundation and pedestal design created by Marcus Brown.


The goal for the New Leaf project was was designed a public art work that would celebrate the rebirth of the St. Bernard Neighborhood in New Orleans. The integration of the location and the artwork was a challenge because of the elevation report. Piles were needed to create the foundation and pedestal for the project.


St. Bernard community members voted online from different artists designs and my design was chosen. I worked with Columbia Residential's project manager primarily throughout the project.