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Art: NOT GORGOTTEN: Wisconsin Roadside Memorials

Posted by ferrella on June 29, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

NOT GORGOTTEN: Wisconsin Roadside Memorials

I came to this project through another life.

For 30 years I worked as a physician in the field of Emergency Medicine. I retired in 2013. Throughout my career in medicine I always maintained a passion for the arts and have actively shown my photography, paintings and sculptures. This project bridges those two worlds.

In 1991 I observed the construction of a roadside memorial at the intersection of East Washington Ave. and 4th St. in Madison, WI. At this location, two young East High School students died after being struck by a car while crossing the street. I happened to be the physician who took care of one ...