A LONGSTANDING PROFESSION - By: Dean Glorso, Colorado PLS #16109
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life. And see if I could not learn what it had to teach. And not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived - Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862.
Thoreau is mostly known for his writings while living in a cabin at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. He traveled often to Maine and worked as a Land Surveyor for about 9 years of his short 44 years of life. As with most famous people of our profession, Thoreau didnt become famous for his particular work as a surveyor, but for his accomplishments of a passion most dear to his heart.
As an artist, I want to illustrate a history of our profession in a picture. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. J. B. Guyton, Editor of Side Shots graciously allowed my painting, A Longstanding Profession, to be displayed on the cover of th...