We went to Kosciusko to check on Miss L.V. Hull’s house – she passed away in April of last year – and we wanted to see how her house/yard/environment was doing now that she is gone.
I got in touch with someone at the Kosciusko paper that told me that really nothing was happening with her home one way or the other, but that they were hoping that some of her art might become an exhibit at one of the welcome centers.
We pulled up in front of the house (it’s at 123 Allen Street, close to the cemetery), and it just felt as though all the bright colors that were Miss L.V. Hull have sort-of gone with her, which is really sad. I wish I could find the pics that Av and I took seven or eight years ago when we first visited (those were with a non-digital camera so it would take a little looking to find them) – everything was so vibrant and cheerful! It made you smile just to look at it all.
Here’s how her home looks now:
I didn’t realize this before, but in 2001, Yaphet Smith (who was part of the Sundance Film Screenwriters Lab in 2002) shot his first documentary called “Dots and Dashes: The Artist L.V.” which was of course about Miss L.V. Hull. On the Sundance site, they explain:
The film examines the use of imagination by artist and family friend L.V. Hull in her efforts to cope with the loss of her infant son.
Everything I’ve read before said that she started painting in 1975 for no particular reason – I hadn’t seen that it was due to her son’s passing. Bless her heart.
(((Yaphet: if you find this post via Google, please email me at: ginger AT deepfriedkudzu —DOT— com and let me know how I can get a copy of the documentary)))