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Today's Painting - "Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Ohio" (1919)
The 352-foot monument, rising over Lake Erie, honors those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between the United States, Britain, and Canada.
Here's a piece I'm working on based off of a panoramic shot that I took from the top of Perry's Victory Memorial in Put-in-Bay. I can't help but be inspired by the different colors and shapes that form when clouds seemingly melt into the sky. If you focus in on some of the parts where the white meets blue, you can see some fractal-like patterns forming.
What do you think?
My summer ranger pal Pat Canavan... last seen sharing the Junior Ranger Pledge with young visitors to the NPS Perry's Victory... also serves as an interpretation of Usher Parsons for Park visitors. The real-life Parsons was a 24 year old surgeon who served on Commodore Perry's flagship, the Lawrence, during the Battle of Lake Erie; his first-hand account serves as a vital source of information about battlefield medical procedures during this period of history... and injuries sustained during this decisive battle, which cleared the British from a logistically important region in the early part of the War of 1812. #perrysvictorymemorial#perrysvictory
My pal Pat Canavan is a summer ranger at Perry's Victory. He and his wife are retired and for the last three summers have traveled to different regions to be summer rangers at NPS parks all over America. Here, Pat is sharing the Junior Ranger Pledge with young visitors. #perrysvictorymemorial#perrysvictory
Step one in repairs at Perrys Victory Monument. Efflorescence occurs when salt and other natural chemicals, held internally in old mortars (and in some types of stone with more porosity than our granite) dissolves in water and extrudes thru cracks... accumulating on masonry surfaces. It indicates internal moisture that we will exclude from the structure in this scope of work; efflorescence removal and initial cleaning is step one. This week, an unanticipated heavy buildup at the top has required site manufactured oak chisels for approval by the architects ... to knock off excess layers of efflorescence preceding low pressure blasting... because metal scrapers are verboten by modern preservation standards. standards.#perrysvictory#efflorescenceremoval#perrysvictoryrehabilitation#bucksoldbuildings