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By Friends of Mount Auburn
“In today’s sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun.” – Poet Elizabeth Alexander Unlike the bright colors of Summer, the… Read More
February 8, 2016
Tagged: Architecture  Art  Grounds  History  People  Artist in Residence 
By Friends of Mount Auburn
It has been a little over a year since I began roaming historic Mount Auburn Cemetery with video cameras, still cameras and digital audio recorders, looking for compelling stories about some of the people interred here since 1831. Most of the inscriptions on gravestones and monuments are terse: MARY A. COOK MAR. 21, 1832 MAY 25, 1905 MOTHER But others tell a story. The monument to Peter Byus reads like the preface to a novel: Read More
March 20, 2015
Tagged: Art  Visiting  Artist in Residence 
By Friends of Mount Auburn
October 30, 2014. In Mount Auburn Cemetery, at the plot known as Harvard Hill, just after sunrise on a windy day, the autumn leaves rush and weave among the monuments, float gently down to the ground, and collect atop the gravestones. This is one of the cemetery's higher elevations. I've brought my digital cinema setup here to capture the spirit of an event that took place almost 155 years ago. Read More
December 8, 2014
Tagged: History  People  Wildlife  Artist in Residence 
By Friends of Mount Auburn
July 17, 2014 I prefer not to have other people around when I’m filming, photographing, or recording sound in the Cemetery. Somehow, having anyone else nearby puts a cork in… Read More
July 21, 2014
Tagged: Uncategorized  Artist in Residence 

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