MY ART STORY by

Chris Mowrer

Kokomo
Indiana

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Sepia-toned photo of a clapboard house with a man in a suit on the front porch and a model-T car out front

"The Pride of Indiana." Photo by Chris Mowrer

While visiting downtown Peru, In one day, I found the boyhood home of Cole Porter. I surprised to see that it wasn't in very good condition. There was a bed and breakfast sign on the front porch. Since I was a big fan of his music, I took a couple of pictures of the front of the home. I wanted to honor Cole Porter, so used my creative license and made a composite. The only image in the composite that wasn't mine was of Cole Porter. I did leave the cane on the original out of respect. The rest were in my photo files.