Friday, November 13, 2009

Color Carnival - 11-13-09

Martha hosts this meme about color.



Here's another colorful work of art in our neighborhood.

The Memorial Lifehouse, a solar-powered lighthouse with a shrine dedicated to Matt Schekel, an 18-year-old bicyclist who was killed by a vehicle at the corner of Southeast 37th and Taylor; a tiled “love bench” big enough for two to sit very close; and a “life cycle” wheel, made by his mother, telling the story of Matt's life.


At the base of the bench are bike pedals embedded into the ground.





14 comments:

Chris said...

Oh, I love things like this! What a touching story and compelling tribute.

Carolyn Ford said...

How amazing...sad, but amazing. The color is bold and beautiful and the creative details...wow!

RuneE said...

I think that must rank as the most special bench I have ever seen. Very personal, very creative, very fine memorial. It must have been a nice way to treat the sorrow

Marie Höglund said...

Awesome creation. Makes me think a bit of Gaudi.

Jama said...

What a beautiful memorial!

Nessa said...

That's wonderful and whimsical.

Long Overdue

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Heart wrenching but beautiful. I am so sorry for her loss. She did a wonderful memorial for her son.
DF

BLOGitse said...

What a beautiful idea!
Happy CC weekend! :)

Martha said...

That is so touching, what a beautiful memorial to a much loved and missed son. The heart never forgets.
Thank you for sharing.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Very touching and a beautiful memorial to her son.

Enjoy your weekend.

B : ) said...

OH my, that is so beautiful, so sweet, so sad, so colorful. Just amazing. What neighborhood do you live in?

Squirrel said...

What a beautiful memorial.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

What a beautiful creation and wonderful memorial!

Coffeedoff said...

Lovely colourful way to remember someone

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