Credit: Rothkochapel.org

Rothko Chapel

I think they were praying

for their dads, moms, brothers

and sisters. I think somebody

was praying for his mother

because she died. There are

white walls. The paintings are blue, black,

brown, and dark blue. The ceiling is

rough like the cement on the streets.

One painting looks likes clouds.

There is a train in another.

There is a cemetery. There are

six people burying someone.

I think the cemetery represents

where the artist that painted

these pictures died.

-by Eliseo, 3rd grade

Happy 109th Birthday to Mark Rothko! Our Writing at the Menil Program and the students who have walked through the Rothko Chapel have been continually inspired.

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