This past Sunday, November 9th, I was pleased and honored to be invited to join Washington DC sculptor Larry Kirkland as he provided a small group of friends and associates with an on-site introduction to the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. This newly dedicated memorial is located at 150 Washington Avenue SW, at the foot of Capitol Hill across from the Bartholdi Park section of the US Botanic Garden.
From his foundry in Walla Walla, Washington, Larry created massive bronze plate silhouette cut-out sculptures that are mounted alongside the glass photo and quotation inscription walls of the memorial. Here are my photographs and also several photographs that Larry provided with the kind permission of photographer Craig Collins. I am looking forward soon to an East City Art profile conversation with Larry where we can talk about his work process at the memorial and elsewhere.
The memorial’s Web site is located at http://avdlm.org.
Larry Kirkland’s Web site is located at http://www.larrykirkland.com.