Chelsea Creek, Chelsea, Massachusetts, White Staircase Project, Gus the Swan, fall 2009
this was one of the last days of summer, with fall right around the corner. Gus comes to visit at the Mill, and instead of visiting jus...
this was one of the last days of summer, with fall right around the corner. Gus comes to visit at the Mill, and instead of visiting just one person, he visits two - his Aunties at the Mill. We all discover that Gus has a michievious and playful side - he is, after all, only a Junvenile Mute Swan in Fall of 2009.
this is the first "storybook" for parents to share with their children, to help them learn how important we all are to the environment around us. it doesn't take much to help nature along a bit.
Gus, the Swan became a friend to me, during the first year i lived on my own since i had been disabled. my studio over a tidal mill estuary, meant i could use my windows to take photos from and interact with the waterfowl. even on days when things were really bad, i could just take photographs and feel nature all around me. i think that this truly helped me to heal mentally. it was a strain on my budget, but it was so worth those three years i lived there. i learned a lot about my new life as an independent disabled artist.