The angel in Upshur County | Arts & Culture
Submitted by Julie Pitman:
The monument, "Angel Weeping" (was) placed at the Simpsonville Cemetery to stand next to her parents, plots who are from Upshur County. It was carved out of red bricks in Concordia Kansas by Julie Pitman, who was assisting with the carving of a 120' Historic "Wall" in Concordia Kansas
Cloud Brick from Concordia donated the sculptural bricks.
The Weeping Angel in red brick will stand beside the future resting place of the Pitman-Dodson plots on the second row left of the gate. The Angel holds a hand roses and her face is turned with tears falling. The collar of her gown is trimmed in lace and her wings are folded behind her sweetly.
Julie is the Granddaughter of Judge & Faye Pitman of Bettie Tx & Clifford & Anne Dodson of Simpsonville, Gene & Ann Pitman's daughter, and the niece to recently deceased Pat Holmes from Longview. Julie has been planting crepe myrtles & other flowering trees around the cemetery for the past few years.
Assisting her on the erection of the monument is Tim Foster a brick mason. They will stay at the Dodson Farm while completing the project with Connie Dodson of Simpsonville.
Julie Rebouche' Pitman is the former President of The Texas Sculpture Assoc.. She studied classical marble sculpture in Pietrasanta Italy under Mirio Vivanti and Gino Lombardi and now sculpts in Dallas TX and Oakland CA.
Julie has exhibited at the Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas, in the TV Show & Beaux Arts) and performed her original blues songs at the Dallas Museum of Art's "Winter Solstice". She was assistant curator with Katzen-Brown Gallery in NYC and has produced a number of musical films. Her first film starred Stoney Burns and Hashbrown has been her guitarist in all of her musicals.
The Brick Angel will be a lovely addition to the Simpsonville Cemetery.