African American aviators,
A cool Texan. Charleston, SC?
...and someone actually paid for that.
Dick: It is Charleston, SC.Tat: they had an exhibit honoring aviation pioneers. Coleman was the first black woman to get a pilot's license--she was a brilliant, flamboyant figure.I've seen worse memorials. How about the WWII monument in Washington DC--it looks like a skating rink.
The only monuments I remember from my one visit to Washington, were various dudes on a horse[s]. Not too shabby, the whole squadron of them.Have no opinion of Coleman herself, only of a horrible, craft-project-in-2nd-grade mosaic you showed us.
You didn't see the World War II monument which looks like a skating rink? It's outstandingly mediocre.
May be that's why my hosts spared me.
I've never seen a tile mosaic that looked much better than that. As for D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is very nice. So is the Jefferson Memorial. Most of the war memorials are trite, except for the Korean and Vietnam ones. The WW2 one is sort of bland and featureless. But Bessie was one neat gal. Your picture inspired me to do a post on her, Miriam:http://texasscribbler.com/blog/2009/01/queen_bess.html
My condolences, Dick.For a "good" tile mosaic, I'll give you a few quick examples:here, and here, and here, or here" .Or hundreds of thousands other places. Where the author is an artist, not a grant seeker.
Thanks for the words of support.
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