Local artist creates sculpture in memory of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner
The two women were murdered in the mountains of La Sal last summer.
“When I looked at the photos of Kylen and Crystal, there was so much light and beauty coming out of their eyes, such purity of love,” said Ekaterina Tatarovich.
This is what the La Sal-based artist attempted to capture, creating a memorial sculpture for Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner, who were murdered in the mountains of La Sal last summer. The metal sculpture forms a sunflower and a rose wrapped around each other as in an embrace, representing the married couple. According to family and friends, the sunflower was Schulte’s favorite flower and the rose was Turner’s.
Tatarovich completed the play partially in time for a memorial service for women in September. The sculpture will be installed in the Grand County Public Library in early 2022.
To learn more about the sculpture, visit Moab Sun News.
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