Does anyone out there remember Ursula Ulrich? She lived in Arch Cape. She was a local artist that moved here from Switzerland. She worked in concrete and she was my friend.
I helped Ursula by building the forms for a commission she was awarded. You can see these art works at the memorial park under the bridge in Astoria. They are decorative pieces in a nautical theme in the sidewalk and in the concrete walls.
Ursula contracted pneumonia and tried to treat it with holistic medicine. Unfortunately she died within a week. I encourage everyone to get a pneumonia vaccine.
I think of Ursula often. I think of our days of eating good bread and drinking good wine. I think of her when I enter the door to my house where I have two of her piece hanging to greet visitors. I came across her photo on one of my old computers and it brought back all the memories of a dear friend.
I wonder how much she could have accomplished had she not died some fifteen years ago. She produced so much work in her short tenure as an artist.