OOS Sculpture

Memorial Stone for Magician

1996 / Jon Barlow Hudson / Yellow Springs

Hudson, J.B. MEMORIAL STONE for Benj. R. Hudson magician.JPG

A memorial to the artist's father, Benjamin Rexford Hudson, who passed away in 1996. The sculpture is a black stone block, topped with five interlocking rings, such as the ones that magicians use in shows. On the left side of the stone face is an etching of a man using a camera on a tripod. On the right side is an inscription.

The inscription reads: "Benjamin Rexford Hudson Oct 12, 1920 Nov 25, 1996 Devoted Father and Husband Magician Hydro-geologist World Traveler Builder of Homes O, Weary Soul, leave me lost from the yellow gold. Fix for me a brilliant light. Cast my being in a sandbrown mold. Enshroud me in a hypnotic night. B.R.H. 1938"

Location: Glen Forest Cemetery

County

: Greene

Citation

: Jon Barlow Hudson, “Memorial Stone for Magician,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 24, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1514.

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Title

Memorial Stone for Magician

Description

A memorial to the artist's father, Benjamin Rexford Hudson, who passed away in 1996. The sculpture is a black stone block, topped with five interlocking rings, such as the ones that magicians use in shows. On the left side of the stone face is an etching of a man using a camera on a tripod. On the right side is an inscription.

The inscription reads: "Benjamin Rexford Hudson Oct 12, 1920 Nov 25, 1996 Devoted Father and Husband Magician Hydro-geologist World Traveler Builder of Homes O, Weary Soul, leave me lost from the yellow gold. Fix for me a brilliant light. Cast my being in a sandbrown mold. Enshroud me in a hypnotic night. B.R.H. 1938"

Date

1996

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Location Site

Glen Forest Cemetery