The Art as Artifact catalog presents oil paintings by Dona Simons both before and after they were flooded by the levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina. The book tells a visual story of Simons' life and work. In addition to prescient aspects of the paintings' subject matter, a story is told by the stains, tears and waterlines now on the canvases. Katrina now resides in history. Art as Artifact provides a glimpse into its effects as well as the world Dona Simons has created in her oil paintings.