Tiles For America (New York City)

2008-09-18

Located at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street in Greenwich Village “Tiles For America” is an outdoor memorial that began on 12th September 2001. In the aftermath of the tragedy, large crowds gathered in front of St. Vincent’s Hospital. This was the hospital that was prepared to receive the thousands of survivors that people were hopeful there would be.

Located at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street in Greenwich Village “Tiles For America” is an outdoor memorial that began on 12th September 2001. In the aftermath of the tragedy, large crowds gathered in front of St. Vincent’s Hospital. This was the hospital that was prepared to receive the thousands of survivors that people were hopeful there would be.

Lorrie Veasey, began what she thought would be an inspiration for recovering victims. From raw clay she made 5000 small angels and American flags and attached them to a fence that faced the hospital. Before two weeks had passed, most of them had been removed.

Lorrie, a member of Contemporary Ceramic Studio Association, was eager to make a more permanent memorial and the idea of tile memorial took hold. Soon ceramic studios across the USA got involved, and held fundraisers in which tiles were created for the memorial. What was once a small section of fence has grown to encompass more than a full city block. Approximately 6,000 tiles now hang on the Memorial.

Using my LCA+ loaded up with some Kodak Ektachrome on a bright sunny day, this was the perfect subject to test just how well the LCA handles color.

written by skyblueskin on 2008-09-18 #places #lc-a #tiles-for-america #location #new-york #new-york-city #kodak-ektachrome

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