This exhibit features artwork memorials created by
members of the community in memory of deceased
parents, grandparents, friends and mentors.
Many of the pieces of art were created at an artmaking
event at Greenly Art Space on May 28th 2011.
The show was on view at Greenly Art Space between
June and July, 2011
Copyright 2011 Greenly Art Space
2698 Junipero Ave., Suite 113
Signal Hill, CA 90755
I wanted to do something special for Memorial Day
because I feel so blessed to live in this country. So
many have given their lives so that I can have
freedoms like nowhere else in the world. I did not
want the day to be lost in BBQs rather than spent in
reflection and appreciation. Thank you.
Kimberly Hocking (with sister, Cynthia Berger)
Made in remembrance of my Great Grandma-
Beatrice Donnel Moncrief, BDM
Born Jan 1, 1893- Died July 17th, 1987
She inspired me with her joy in life, love for living, and desire to
keep on learning.
“In each and every one of us
A part of you is stored”- Kimberly
"My mother, Gertrud Goebel (1923-2010), was born in Silesia, at the
Eastern fringe of the German Reich. In 1946, she buried her mother, a
hatter and boa-maker. Shortly thereafter, she was put in a boxcar and
was displaced from her rural homestead. She rebuilt her life in the urban
West, became a wife, a mother of three, and a grandmother of two. Into
old age, she honored her heritage at compatriot events by reciting poems
in her regional German dialect, e.g., 'Straeselkucha.' (Streusel cake)
The red paisley fabric in my artwork was part of my mother's home
sewing stock. It is about 40 years old.
I retrieved it when I flew home for the funeral in September 2010. I
matched it with bandanna paisley of my own. I love the roundness,
playfulness, and interconnectedness of the paisley design. The
constellations of the paisley mirror our common interest in fabric, color,
beauty, and the many facets of our relationship. I named my artwork
'Paisley Forever' because I honor my mother by continuing the tradition."
Steve Werlick (1932 - 2010)
Dorte Christiansen pictured
'Abraham & Isaac'
The person I want to honor is: Carole Jean Segura
Born: March 19, 1940
Passed: July 2, 2010
~You are forever with me
Is circular, it appears.
don’t carry us away
from our fathers-
they return us to them.
My father, Ralph Hantzsch was
born on June 10th, 1924. This is
how I felt - 2:40 A.M. on Sept. 8,
2009 - the morning my father died.
This piece that I made is to
remember Tony, one of
our friends at the library.
He was a wonderful,
kind, caring, loving person
and I feel honored to have
My friend at the Signal Hill Library, Tony, has died so
this is what I have done to remember him. These are
part of the stairway to heaven. That door up there
can only be opened by love, even the strongest
person couldn’t open it without love. Tony had love.
Here’s one thing about how he loved me- he
brought me egg rolls sometimes. After you open the
door up there, there is a smaller door. Even if you
crouch down low you can’t get through it, there is
another thing you need to have- hope.