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Farm as art

(article, Culinate staff)

On his website, Urban Plough, Matthew Moore tracks his days as the last farmer to farm his family's land. Why last? Because the farm is on the outskirts of Phoenix, and will soon be engulfed by suburbia. As Moore explains on the home page:

bq. In this site you can explore how I have documented and translated this development using art, in the form of earthworks, video, and installation. While the loss of my family's land is not the sole focus of my work, it certainly has initiated my greater exploration of using art to address environmental and economic sustainability issues.

Click through the site for a series of aerial photos showing how the area's land use has changed over a century, as well as info about Moore's art installations. And check out his related blog, Lifecycles.