I am looking for a welder who is willing to weld a big old rebar tree, with lots of branches in order to create a solid base sculpture. Then, I am looking for those who would create weather-resistant ornamants or "leaves", wind catchers, etc. to place upon this tree.
Then, I would like to have a gathering to create a beautiful collaborative memorial not just for Helen, but for the loss of a great family that contributed to the public well-being of New Orleans both through medicine, art and pure, loving spirit.
Ideas for the location include the neutral ground of N. Rampart or City Park. I would like this to be a very public dedication.
Please comment here, so people see who is involved AND email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that I can organize the event.
Updates and more writings of tribute:
The Enough is Enough march will be held on Thursday; the planning meeting will be held Sunday.
There will be screening of Helen's films tomorrow night at The Sound Cafe, 7 p.m.
Helen's funeral is on Weds. at 2 pm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC. There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm at the Dunbar Funeral Divine Street Chapel, also in Columbia. The march in New Orleans to City Hall is on Thursday, January 11. The planning meeting, at which "Marigny-Bywater residents and ALL concerned New Orleanians" are welcome, is at the Sound Cafe at 2700 Chartres Street on Sunday at 1 pm.
hello and goodbye im sure you would not have ever remembered me but you came to csssa and taught me how to make a puppet. you taught all of us how to make a puppet. at first honestly i thought it was kind of boring. and this may seem corny but when i saw how much you loved your work and how much you wanted us to love our work i saw that. i respected that. thank you.
From traveling mermaid:
What a beautiful tribute. My sympathies to you and their friends & families.