Date(s) - Friday, October 9, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northampton Neighbors Speaker Series Presents
Like Nothing Else on Earth:
Backyard Visionaries and Handmade Worlds
By Mark Karpel
Friday, October 9, 2020
3:00-4:00 PM via Zoom
Fueled by spectacular visions and extraordinary persistence, backyard visionaries work mostly alone, sometimes for decades, using materials considered trash by others, to create monumental outdoor environments.Their creations—palaces, towers, compounds and shrines (including some that become national landmarks)—are enigmatic, whimsical and sublime. With Mark as your guide, visit eight of these sites and meet their astonishing, inspiring creators.
Mark Karpel takes breaks from his psychology practice to write about people who think big and get carried away. He has visited visionary sites and interviewed their creators in the United States, as well as France and Spain. He has contributed photographs and biographical essays to the SPACES Archives—the main organization in the U.S. dedicated to studying, documenting and preserving visionary environments, and published articles about them in obscure art magazines.
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