I was sorry to have missed Tat Bailey’s birthday party a little while ago (I think he turned 99!). I had something that weekend and couldn’t get away but will make every effort to come see him again soon and for his next birthday especially.
While I’ve photographed sweet Tat and his home — and all the stone works he’s done around his home — there are some of his works that he’s done in the community, like this monument at Corinth Baptist in Joppa for family:
I took all these pictures a few months ago; Tat encouraged me to go see what he had made here. He’s told me much about his own crypt which he built years ago:
He’s also make this piece across the little drive, and some benches too:
Pics from one of my visits to Tat’s home are here. Tat is among the most talented, one-of-a-kind people I know. He built his own covered bridge, even:
Happy birthday to sweet Tat!