Friday, March 23, 2012

Cemetery ghosts

as mentioned in my previous post, the forest hills cemetery has quite a lot of art! not only resting benches, but also these ghosts above. isnt it amazing?! i really thought it was beautiful, and it fitted so well there. not scary at all.... just amazing... :)
i took i dont know how many pictures, and just kept telling tim how great this was (he took quite some pics too!). they are right above a 19th century family plot (but i did not really look at that, as you can imagine). it is called "nightshirts" installed in 2002, by artist leslie wilcox, who lives and works in boston. this is what she herself said about this piece: "to me, this cemetery is a place full of people. i want to celebrate generations of extended families and friends that have shared these hallowed grounds for over 150 years. i choose these particular trees for their slender, life-size girth and random placement near an extended family plot, where several paths cross. it seems as if this group of figures almost flies above the fray, looking down at us as we look up at them."
i think the idea in itself is so simple, but it is sooo original. i really, really like it.... now i wonder how it would look like on a brighter day.. :)

14 comments:

Cesc said...

there is always something that I like the cemeteries ...

Andy said...

You are right. This is amazing! I'm sure there are people that would mistake this sight for the real thing.

Steffe said...

Wow. Never seen nightshirts like these before.

biebkriebels said...

So simple and such an effect. Amazing art. I think you must not walk there by night, scary.

s.c said...

Wow what an idea. But also very nice of the board of this cemetery to allow for this kind of art. Thanks for showing.

Manon said...

Wicked ;) Indeed very nice that the cemetery board incorporates art like this.

Tim said...

Cat was very scared and i had to hold her hand!!

CaT said...

aaaarrghhh. tim did hold my hand. but i was not scared!!!
maybe he was... ?

Nellies said...

Yes this is really cool CaT, nice find. I think at night it will look a bit scary, but during daytime it's very beautiful!!

Kay said...

This is amazing art -- seems so original and appropriate. It's beautifully done. Nice shots! I love it.

Julie said...

This is absolutely wonderful, CaT. I love love love it. We have a sculpture walk at our largest cemetery in Sydney, but I am hesitant that they might this this brave! It surely is a challenging placement. But in an older plot, a visually arresting one.

Good find!

NixBlog said...

Quite eerie...

Susan said...

Never thought of art and cemetaries as a mix but wow, great. Such an evocative photo.

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