Matthew Moore | NPR The Story | 2007
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NPR The Story | 2007

NPR’s The Story
Interview with Dick Gordon

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.

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