10 Apr 2011

Commemorative Benches

My latest self-initiated project became a study of memorial benches dotted all over Kingston. I was intrigued by their charm and symbolism of the deceased as an interactive seat for the public. This led me to celebrating the past life of the bench itself as the tree it once was, so I put together three different plaques commemorating three particular types of trees, certain benches have been made from. I then proceeded to photograph them in idyllic locations, where they'd be encountered. I'm aware the plaques may be too subtle, perhaps blending in unnoticed, or is that the general message? I might come back to this project and make some alterations someday.