In 2011, the National Park Service commissioned me to artistically photograph the unrestored interiors of Mahonri Young's
located at Connecticut's
first national park unit, Weir Farm National Historic Site. Young was a painter and
Ashcan School and the son-in-law of Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionist painting.
restoration was completed
in 2014, the NPS had me return to photograph the stunning changes.
These photographs of Young's studio reflect his hardscrabble career of creating monumental sculptures and ennobling
etchings of American pioneers and workers. It is interesting to compare these spaces with their prior vacant
shown here. Some of these photographs are still being
and all of them look best when seen
as large exhibit prints.