Mount Auburn Field Sketch Collage
Mixed Media Collage; Pen, pencil, historic maps, photoshop tricks and treats
As I toured Mount Auburn Cemetery with sketch book in hand this weekend, I had to ask, “What self-identifying landscape architect doesn’t appreciate a well designed cemetery? I’d take the Mount Auburn Cemetery over the High Line any day, living or dead.
Be sure to check out this killer field guide lecture on early American cemeteries by Anna Rothman on Monday night if you’re in the Cambridge area (middlesex, $5, click through for details).
Promo copy from boston.nerdnite.com:
“Here Lyes ye Body: a Field Guide to 18th- and 19th-Century Gravestones” by Anna Rothman
For Early Americans, a trip to the graveside of friends or family was a regular occurrence, but the modern American holds his breath as he passes by. How did we go from picnicking in graveyards to avoiding them at all costs? Decipher the historic clues hidden in every gravestone, with symbols, epitaphs, stone placement, and more. Pick up a few tricks and tips for your own graving expeditions!