Megan Barra

Mixed Media / Lafayette, LA / Master Craftsman

Artist Statement

Silk Compositions
Guitars, horns, accordions, and fiddles along with crabs, snakes and coffee cups are fashioned into silk patchworks of Louisiana culture. Music and the men and women who play it, along with the Louisiana landscape, provide rich material to draw from in my work. These Silk Compositions are hand-sewn, sometimes imprinted with original text and images, and finished on a 1901 Singer treadle sewing machine.


Megan Barra is an artist, collector, music enthusiast, dancer, foodie, seamstress, student of the French language and designer working in Lafayette, Louisiana where she pursues a passion for creative design that promotes the arts, music, and culture. She received a Grammy nomination for album package design for Sonny Landreth’s “Levee Town”, and her work has been selected to appear in publications including The Art Directors Club of New York, How, Graphis Book Design, Graphis Poster, and Communication Arts. Her Silk Compositions artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in South Louisiana, Quebec, and France. Megan spends most of her time outside of the studio listening and dancing to live South Louisiana music.