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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Graveyard Book

Sorry, no Neil. This is ~my~ graveyard book!

This is a book I made for a swap-bots swap. The requirements were to swap 3 4X6 photos of a graveyard. Well, I couldn't just give photos!

So I made a little book. And once I got started it didn't make any sense to only include 3 photos. I'm rather happy with how the book turned out. But I mailed it 9 days ago and haven't been rated yet. I even included a mail tracker so I know it's been received. Still, no rating. ~signs~

Sorry for the glare on the photos. I liked a satin finish on my photo paper. It looks rather nice in person but unfortunately, doesn't photograph all that well.

I took all these photos at a local cemetery originally called Old Soule's Methodist Church. Here is what I wrote about the place:

These photos were taken at the cemetery for the church formerly known as Old Soule's Methodist Church (now called Word of Faith Tabernacle) The "Soule" referrers to Rev. Joshua Soule (1781 - 1867), a greatly esteemed leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Lumpkin county church was founded in 1810.

This cemetery also includes many slot & tab tombs. To find out more about slot & tab tombs, read this.

The cemetery contains a mix of professionally carved and hand-carved stones. But I tried to highlight the folk-art nature of those from this area of north Georgia so I only included the hand carved stones.

























2 comments:

LadyMissSusan said...

I love your graveyard book! I love taking photos in graveyards too. What a cool way to display those photos.

Andree Lachapelle said...

Well done! I really like how you handled this project, and whoever received it should be very happy!