View Full Version : Mowing can be a work of art.

04-23-2006, 09:50 PM
NYT (http://select.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/nyregion/23towns.html) - Where the Canvas Is a Hayfield, and Lawn Mowers Do the Brushwork

Look at this image, it isn't a painting, it's a yard! Those are buildings on the far right! Have you ever seen anything like this?

Mr. Baker seemed to take something of a departure last year in paying homage to Larry Desmedt, a New York-based custom motorcycle builder and biker, better known as Indian Larry. Mr. Desmedt died in August 2004 when he fell off a bike and hit his head while doing a stunt at a show in North Carolina.

But then, maybe it was not a departure at all, instead a perfect distillation of Mr. Baker's combination of art, inspiration, lawn mowing and weed whacking, another reminder that life in and around Sullivan and Ulster Counties has long since become something other than the borscht belt of old.