KURT’S GRAVE

I’m not one to go to churchyards in search of dead Artist’s, but I was in the lovely little village of Ambleside in the Lake District, Cumbria a few years ago and someone had mentioned Kurt Schwitters was buried there. After a wander around with my baby girl asleep in the pram I found it. I was expecting it for some reason to be older looking, and maybe have some collages or tributes around it! His grave was unmarked until 66′ when they errected this stone, but his body was later disinterred and reburied by his son in Hanover, his home town. I felt I should pay a little homage to his legacy so I found some wild flowers and some cardboard at the back of the church and improvised with my swiss army knife. His unfinished (1948) Merzbarn has now been restored in nearby Elterwater.

 

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