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A big concrete bench that looks like a church pew sits under a tree along a rural road in Indiana during a heavy snowstorm.


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Concrete Bench #1

I discovered this concrete bench along Dalman Road in a rural area of Allen County several years ago, and photographed it during a snowstorm. It looks like an especially uncomfortable church pew! I photographed it again in 2012, also in a snowstorm!

When I made this photograph back in 2008, I promised the woman who lived there that I would give her a print it. I ended up misplacing the negative before I had a chance to print it, because I had moved shortly after making the photograph. I didn't find it again until late 2012, and got it printed in January, 2013.

I took the print to the house and talked to an elderly man who lived there. He said that the woman I had promised the print to was his daughter, and that he had built the concrete bench himself decades earlier. Sadly, he said that his daughter had died a couple of years earlier at age 47. I feel terrible that I wasn't able to get the print to her, but her father loved the print, which I gave to him.


Update: In December, 2016 I discovered that the concrete bench on Dalman road was gone. The house looks vacant, so I suspect that the old man who lived there has passed away.




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concrete-pew-1-small-unframed 7x7 inch Unframed $200.00
concrete-pew-1-small-framed 7x7 inch Framed $325.00
concrete-pew-1-medium-unframed 11x11 inch Unframed $350.00
concrete-pew-1-medium-framed 11x11 inch Framed $475.00
concrete-pew-1-large-unframed 15x15 inch Unframed $500.00
concrete-pew-1-large-framed 15x15 inch Framed $700.00






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