Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jefferson's Gardens, 64 Magazine

While ostensibly covering a new season in the gardens of Monticello, I was proud that my editors at 64 Magazine included the following critique of Mr. Jefferson. The article’s timing was somewhat exceptional as well, published just a few short months before the infamous events of September, 2001.

“More than a monument to one man’s stunning accomplishments, many life sagas were played out here- those of craftsman, charwomen, and children born as property. Monticello lets us ponder our own deepest needs for solace, and home, and it quietly compels us to examine whether the means we use to acquire these comforts are just.” May, 2001 link

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