Morgan Monument (Decatur)

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Morgan Monument
Morgan Monument.png
Artist Tom Ellinger
Year 1989 (1989)
Type Black & Pink Granite
Dimensions 147.10 cm × 65 cm × 472.26 cm (57.912 in × 25.4 in × 185.928 in)
Location Decatur, Indiana
Owner Decatur Cemetery

Morgan Monument is a public artwork by American artist Tom Ellinger, located at Decatur Cemetery in Decatur, Indiana, United States. This sculpture sits at the site of the Morgan Family Plot. Morgan Monument was originally surveyed as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey in 1993.[1]

Description[edit]

This gravestone is a Semi-trailer truck made of black granite. Inside the trucks trailer is a set of logs made of pink granite. The truck has all the details of a "real" truck - the cab has a relief of a driver inside, and wipers, handrails and exhaust pipes as well. It is unsigned by the artist.

The sculpture sits upon a rectangular base made of granite and has a tapered front. (approx. 9 in. x 7 ft. 7 in. x 1 ft. 4 in.)

The logs have an inscription stating on the front of the base: MORGAN

The left side of the logs inscription states:

JOHN W.
JUNE 1941-

The center logs are inscribed with:

JACQUELINE
NOV 15, 1942[1]

Condition[edit]

This sculpture was surveyed in 1993 for its condition and was described as "well maintained."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Save Outdoor Sculpture (1993). "Morgan Monument, (sculpture)". SOS. Smithsonian. Retrieved 27 November 2010.