The Sentinel, From Academy Street
Being asked to present your photographs at a workshop is a pretty high honor for the non-professional artist/photographer. This type of invitation is a real boost to the ego and the experience can needlessly boost your self-esteem to great heights. And so it was with me. I presented my photographs at a workshop and greatly impressed the participants. They hung on every word I spoke, pored over my photographs and discussed among themselves in hushed, respectful tones my artist’s statement.
After my presentation was completed, one of the participants came to me and quietly said, “We all noticed a spelling error in your statement.” I thought I wrote the sentence, “I heeded its siren song.” My fingers typed an extra letter at the beginning of the word “its.” The consonant added at the beginning of the word “its” is already in the word - and it is not the letter “s.”
This is why I no longer rely on spell check.
And as for the Siren’s Song? I have returned to photograph Academy Street in Cary many, many times. Here are the projects that have come from that street in Cary, North Carolina. The first year is when I began that particular project to when it posted on my web site.
Scroll down the page to find these projects:
Academy Street (1987 – 2001)
An Icon Transformed: The Metamorphosis of an Old Cary School into a New Arts Center (2009 - 2011)
A Change of Pace (2009 - 2011)
Transformation: The Cary Arts Center (2009 – 2014)
Victorian Lady (2014 – 2015)
There are more to come, for sure. I will be mounting a show in July 2016 using the Victorian Lady and a yet to be completed project, "Southern Gothic."