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May 22, 2007

Moore Estates

Matthew Moore grew up farming outside of Phoenix, Arizona. One summer when he came home from art school, he noticed developers had chopped down an old grove of citrus trees that had been there for as long as he could remember. The trees had blocked his view of the city. Suddenly, Matt could see hundreds of new neighbors. The suburbs were much closer than he had realized.

Since then, Matt has taken over the farm full time to learn as much as he can before it's sold. And he continues to make art. For his most well-known piece, Rotations: Moore Estates, Matt planted crops that would grow to make an exact replica of the suburbs being constructed next door.

Matt talks with Dick Gordon about coming to grips with selling the family farm.

 

THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM  - MY FRIEND, MY MENTOR

It has been nearly 22 years since David Carter has spoken to his friend Alan Carroll Saveall. He remembers what Alan used to say about work: "Enjoy yourself ... we are not launching a missile here." Dick Gordon talks to David about the treasures he continues to uncover from his short-lived friendship with Alan in Waterville, Maine.

David Carter now lives and works in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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