Press Play to start audio

October 08, 2013


Photo: Lillies at Claude Monet’s Garden
Lillies at Claude Monet’s Garden
Flickr user Cinnamonster

Monet's Garden

Elizabeth Murray had her dream job as an horticulturalist in California when she quit and flew to France to volunteer at the famous gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet. Her family thought she was mad, but she says her urge to work there was unbreakable. In this conversation with host Dick Gordon, she talks about what it meant to toil in Monet's garden, and how she came to more deeply appreciate the scenes of abundance in his art. The original version of this story aired Oct. 30, 2009.

Tagged with
, , and

You might also like…

More from BEST OF THE STORY: Love At Ninety [10.08.2013]

Daily Story Update

Get daily updates and special announcements about The Story.

Produced by

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio 91.5 logo