Memory Bomb - Bristol, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 35.865 W 082° 10.862
17S E 394363 N 4050900
Quick Description: Public sculpture look like a marine mine
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2010 10:33:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Y77
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 5

Long Description:
Interactive piece. Per the below linked webpage:
This piece is very user friendly and interactive. Housed inside the opening is a music box which plays a lullaby. This music box is from the teddy bear which was passed down to me from my brother when I was very young; it's been an outdoor piece for over a year now, and it still works. Just as the memory of a wonderful meal or a favorite garden can be stirred by a familiar scent, so can memory be stirred by a sound. In this piece, a simple wind up music box is used to bring up memories of childhood, yet the image of this time-worn, dangerous- looking sculpture which emits this sound warns us that there is a price to be paid for some memories unwanted.

Located around the bridge from the fire dept along the walking path. I didn't figure out the music box, but was amazed to see a marine mine this far inland.

Title: Memory Bomb

Artist: Adam Walls

Placement Date: 2009

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Object: Marine bomb

Location: Green space along walking path beside fire department on Lee Street

Material: Steel, Iron, Music Box, Paint

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