Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back to Charleston(I wish). Shortly before our visit, Charleston mourned the passing of one of it's most revered native sons. Phillip Simmons, the 97 year old artist/blacksmith died. His art graces courtyards throughout the city and adorns the airport, federal buildings, is on display in the Smithsonian and at major cities throughout the world including Paris. Before his death, at least 500 pieces of his artwork had been cataloged throughout Charleston and a lot of those were ribboned in white to give tribute to it's creator. You can read more about Phillip Simmons at the link above. If you want your prayers answered, you have to get off your knees and hustle---Phillip Simmons (1912-2009)

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