All That I Wanted is an exploration of the mythic qualities of festival traditions and its modern continuation. Through his work, Herb Roe brings to life the magic that is Courir de Mardi Gras, also known as Cajun Mardi Gras. Unlike the parades and floats in New Orleans proper, folks in the Acadiana area celebrate Fat Tuesday by donning traditional costumes and participating in the role play that is custom to their town. In these works we see an analytical understanding of Louisiana culture and an interpretation of how Mardi Gras traditions adapt to modernization. Roe contrasts brightly colored costumes against a dream like setting of spreading moss draped oaks. The final effect is a focused finished product, that achieves an emotional understanding of the history and culture of the artists’ adopted home in South Louisiana.