Heroes in situ , Don Alexander 2014
A photo montage of banners installed on lamp-posts in downtown St. Catharines (Niagara Canada).
The banners depict local heroes from creative arts, peace and social justice achievements. Backgrounds often relate to the subject’s role or medium.
The photo montage was donated to the artist run Niagara Artist’s Centre (NAC) for a fund raising sale, “Small Feats” a collection of 200 works one-foot square donated by artists. I shot the banners “in situ” over a six month period.
The banners were painted by Niagara area artists members of the CRAM gallery and/or NAC.
Heroes in situ
30.5cm x 30.5cm
Don Alexander 2014
Rose Marie and I lived in South Kensington, London UK, for six months Dec 69 to June 70,
13 Manson Place SW2
A streetscape sketch of viewpoint from our balcony.
Don Alexander (right) at Inglis Falls on the Niagara Escarpment in Owen Sound. Also shown are Don Danard (centre) and Ted McKnight (left). In 1954 , on a holiday weekend in May we had hiked up a ravine to the waterfalls.
Don Alexander will later become a Niagara Escarpment Commissioner on the special land-use body that is charged with protecting the unique ecological areas along the 800km length of the unique landform. Don Danard was a prominent morning radio host in Toronto for many years.