Friday, January 13, 2012

Cemetery in a Jar

TCPA board member and preservationist Matt Armstrong has a creative streak a mile wide, and once again he has surprised us with something completely different! 

You may remember that Matt made a large 3-dimensional “map” or paper model of Tolomato several months ago.  And yesterday, he presented the TCPA Board with our very own Cemetery in a Jar.  Here it is next to a roll of tape for comparison purposes, although the photo doesn’t do it justice and convey how charming it is!


Matt constructed it out of plant materials of the kind used by model railroad builders, combined with tiny “markers” that he made out of self-hardening plastic modeling clay.  And he built it in this small canning jar, just the way people used to build ships in bottles many years ago.


As a special treat, visitors to our next Open Day (Saturday, January 21) will have a chance to see this mini-cemetery “in person” on the table at the gate.

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