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IHP Octogenarian Remembers Husband Through His Sculpture Garden

The Lithuanian couple were married for 60 years; the man’s artwork is now preserved in a photo book published by a neighbor.

The myriad works of Zigmas Brazis, a sculptor who passed away in 2010, remain a daily reminder of him to his wife as they sit in his widow Valentia’s Indian Head Park backyard; though many are in decay, they will be preserved in a new photo book published by a neighbor, The Doings Western Springs reports.

Neighbor Rebecca Minton, an art therapist at Glenoaks Therapeutic Day School, put together the book as “something [Valentia] can take with her” if she must ever leave the house and its sculptures, the paper said. 

The Bravis couple immigrated from Lithuania before World War II. 

Read the full story at the Doings Western Springs website.

Rose Horvath November 29, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Such a thoughtful gesture. Perhaps we will be privileged to see some of the photos on a futue Patch?

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