Jane Benson  

Mid-Town Mountain, 2000
Soil, sod and mixed media.
2.8’ x 9.8’ x 10.3”.

Since arriving in New York I’ve envisioned the city as a grassy landscape rather than an urban metropolis. I first realized my conception in a miniature island mountain range roughly conforming to the topography of Manhattan-- the peaks on the hills corresponding to skyscrapers. Various Mountains have been commissioned, to date, including
Mt. Houston, at Diverse Works, Houston.

Essay by Glen Adamson, Catalogue.