'Deluge' was created in 2009 by David LaChapelle as a statement on societies tendency 'toward decadence and decay'. The piece uses as inspiration paintings by Michelangelo done for the Sistine Chapel which illustrate stories from the Old Testament. Referencing art history, religion and pop culture, 'Deluge' depicts men, women and children refugees in the midst of the apocalyptic storm.
As an assistant to the Art Director, Kristen Vallow, I participated in the construction and decoration of the set. See the behind-the-scenes making of Deluge in a film created by Frank Benvenutto. Photographs also by Mr. Benvenutto.