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"dog chapel" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities
"Passion project a thing that they believed that that we need to have unfortunately the UNIX fell on hard times during the two thousand eight financial crisis and Steven in January of two thousand, ten was despondent over having to have laid off employees. They lost a lot of money. They weren't able to maintain the employees that they had hired. And so at the age of sixty one, he took his own life in June of two thousand thirteen, after three years of maintaining dog mountain on her own and struggling to keep it going and grow this project that meant so much to her and her husband. Gwen passed away as well. The Dog Mountain community released a statement. Gwen never got over the loss of Stephen and missed him terribly every day. As you all know after Stephen's death, she devoted her life to continuing his legacy as a great artist, she continued to manage the gallery and kept active in community affairs. She vowed to help. Turn Saint John's Berry into one. One of the most dog friendly places in Vermont so this year, the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the dog chapel the dog mountain website posted finally in the year two thousand, the dog chapel was introduced to the world is a symbol of peace, love and remembrance in the twenty years, since it has been transformed into a living piece of communal art and history ever-evolving, each new note and photo pin to the overflowing walls, the chapel has become a unique and moving physical embodiment of the unending love. People have to give in these times especially places like the dog chapel deserve to be celebrated and cherished. That is so beautiful. It's sad that that his life ended with him being despondent and sad. Because clearly, he gave so much joy to people through his works and. This one in particular, the the struggle was not new, though he had lived most of his life, battling depression, and so it was I from the vibe. That I got from the articles that I. Read and the statements released by friends and relatives. It seems like this was kind of all that he could handle like he gave what he wanted to give back and was would just wasn't able to fight anymore. It's interesting. How many creative people suffer from depression? I've not seen any statistics on it, but I would venture to guess it's a pretty high percentage. Absolutely name so friends of Dog Mountain is a nonprofit organization that was established by family and friends of Stephen and Gwen. That's committed to ensuring the dog mountain and the Stephen Unit Gallery and the dog chapel will not just survive. Survive but thrive, and you can find more on the website. Dog Mt Dot Com. There's all kinds of information about Stevens art and the legacy, and where you can donate to help. Keep this passion project going. There's actually been a documentary made about the location as well. It's called Dog Mountain, a love story and I think I'd really like to watch that slash. Never Watch it because I don't think I'll make it through. Yeah. We have a very dear friend who had to say goodbye to his dog today. So. This story I think affects you and I may be. A bit more because of that I know this is kind of a bummer and I tried to figure out like how to like. Put the whole death part in the first part and then move, but there's no way you. GotTa tell a story as it is, and so I wanted to leave you with this. It's a quote from Stephen Eunuch that I found him. One of the articles that I read I received inspiration to accomplish certain things in life, and that figures into a bigger equation. You have to give to get. That's beautiful. You know who okay yeah. Dogs, they're great Yeah, they're so great dogs. And we love you and we love the you hang out with us, and we want to welcome our latest premium subscribers to the box of oddities. We're going to be releasing our next bonus episode in just a few days. So if you're not a member yet now is a good time to join you. Get the bonus episode. You get all of the episodes ad free. You get them a day early and you get access to the back channel, which is direct contact with us so if you want to send a message through the back channel, says fuck you Katrina for giving me all these feelings. You big stupid ahead. You know she's.
"dog chapel" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities
"I was doing the robot during that. Have, you ever heard of Dog Mountain? No, are we doing to mountain? Stories back toback sort of. I mean it is a mountain, yes. Dog Mountain is set upon about one hundred fifty acres a private mountain top spot in Saint. John's Barre Vermont the grounds are almost always open to people and their dogs. It was started by Stephen, neck and Gwen Hugh Neck. Stephen Hyun was born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, eight in Columbus. Ohio he was an American Wood. Carver artist, furniture, maker, painter, and author. He was a self taught sculptor Stephen started out as an antique furniture picker, and through that experience. He said that he learned about good design and how to build furniture that lasts forever, and he studied the furniture, so then he started to build the furniture. Stephen had very good fortune to be discovered doing the thing that he loved. He carved his first piece. It was an angel and. And it was in the back of his truck, and he was discovered in Nineteen eighty-four, when a man started pulling the angel out of the back of his truck, and he said. How much do you want for this angel and Hyun? It was not intending to sell it, and he believed that the guy wouldn't pay what he wanted for it anyway, so he said a thousand dollars in the man revealed himself to be an art dealer for Manhattan, and he gave the guy a thousand dollars. This is the type of story. Yeah. It really is so. The Art dealer paid Stephen The thousand dollars and that was that he was now an artist. In The New York Times in nineteen, Eighty, eight, there was an article that states in a short time several of Mr H- UNIX works were sold through that dealer. One fetch ten thousand dollars. I never made half that on an antique Stephen who was thirty nine at the time said. This seems like a miracle within two years of the sale from his pickup truck. His works were. Were being widely exhibited as examples of Faux Card from the Stamford Museum and Nature Center to the White House. Mr Pieces are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution the Dog Museum of America and the American Kennel Club so in Nineteen ninety-four. Stephen suffered from adult respiratory distress syndrome after he fell down a flight of stairs, and it left him in a coma for two months. the, doctors were not hopeful, but with the help of his wife Gwen. Stephen made a full recovery. He pretty much had to relearn everything how to walk how to sign his own name, and just before this accident had taken place, he's was inspired to do a series of woodcut prints based on his dog sally. So after he woke up from the coma once he was able to Stephen began working. Working on these would cuts, and the I would cut. He carved was called. Life is a ball, and that celebrated his newfound life, and it remains one of the most cherished and iconic of his works You can probably picture it. It's kind of a rectangular piece, and it's a water line on the bottom with dogs head coming up out of the water after a ball and at the bottom. Bottom, it says life is ball. It's real simplistic, but beautiful, and well done and anyway I love it so Stephen and Gwen. It didn't have kids, but they always had dogs. They were there constant companions, and they felt that they were compelled to do something special, and after Stevens near death experience, they bought a property in one, thousand, nine, hundred five to do this project dog mountain, the centerpiece of. Of Dog, mountain is the dog chapel and that opened its doors memorial. Day weekend of the year. Two thousand Dog Mountain is an unspoiled haven. It's Scott Hiking trails and and Dob Pons. There's wild flowers in the summer and you can snowshoe in the winter. leashes are not required. You are encouraged to bring your dogs and just let them beat dogs, and this is in Saint John's Berry. Correct Okay Stephen spoke of his passion project and said I've learned so much more about love from my dogs than I ever did my parents or the church. He's quoted in the Chicago Tribune as saying they're really great teachers, and they love you with their whole hearts, so dog mountain is a vast park like space and is open to the public at no charge it. It also includes a gallery of Stevens Artwork and fun agility course for dogs I mean as post people could do it, too, but you know probably more fun for the dogs. Stephen and Gwen turned the barn that was on the property into a studio space. He said I'm a hand carver. I love the texture. You can get only by hand and he carved almost. Almost every single day of the year he would take time out to walk the dogs obviously, but he was pretty much just wanted. It's what he did. It's how he spent his time and being self taught. He carved very unique style, some referred to as backward carving, so he carved toward himself. Other artists were very curious about this style and one actually asked. Asked if he could come and stay with Stephen and Gwen for a month spend a month. Just watching him carve so that he could learn his style because he loved what he produced by sea, and the style is unique to Stephen, so he wanted to kind of absorb them. It's kind of counterintuitive though you don't WanNa. Be Carving toward yourself with sharp pokey thing. Stephen and Gwen very private people, though so they declined the offer of having a random stranger artist. Come live with them for a month. They like I said they didn't have kids, but they did have three dogs, two black labs, daisy and Sally and molly a golden retriever. Stephen built. The Dog Chapel himself in the style of twenty s Vermont Village Church. It is small, modest and white. The chapel resembles a regular new. England church from the outside, aside from the steeple topped with a Labrador with wings. One? A sign out front proclaims welcome all creeds, all breeds. No Dogmas allowed. This is according to the New York. Times inside the four pews had made by Mr Huhne are supported by carved wooden dogs stained glass windows depict dogs in various poses, and the walls are covered inches thick with photos and handwritten notes to departed pets. Place there by their grieving visitors, according to John is who is gwynn's brother in an interview with NPR. Stevens said that the dog chapel was his largest and most personal artwork, and it really is. It's a masterpiece. The videos that I watched. It's almost spiritual. People walk inside, and there's this real reverence. Wait. That's carried there and you can see these handwritten notes. That say things like Frankie. These sixteen years were the best years of my life. I'll never forget you my sweet hot dog. You know that kind of thing. Some our work is obviously made by children grieving. They're they're lost pets. It's really an emotional place. What a beautiful project would a beautiful effort would a beautiful work of art that is, and it was so personal to them. It was such a.