In which we visit Lee Boroson in his summer studio in upstate New York, where he was hard at work on his exhibition at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened this week! Boroson assigns us to create a Desktop Monument:
1. Find an image online of a natural setting you have never visited
2. Use the image to create a desktop monument
3. Upload it using #theartassignment
4. Fame and Glory (your work might be featured in a future episode)
In this episode, we also discuss Frederick Law Olmsted, whom you should read more about.
Frederick Law Olmsted and the Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architecture firm are really cool! They designed a lot of the major parks in Seattle, and I had the opportunity to scan and catalogue some of their correspondence while working in the city archives. They’re awesome!