Welcome to urbanplough.com, my name is Matthew Moore and I am the last of four generations to farm my family's land outside of Phoenix, AZ. Within five years, my home (this land) will transform into suburbia. In this site you can explore how I have documented and translated this development using art, in the form of earthworks, video and installation. While the loss of my family's land is not the sole focus of my work, it certainly has initiated my greater exploration of using art to address environmental and economic sustainability issues.
You can explore the history of my family's farm by clicking the timeline link on the right. At each year, there are a series off clickable links that share information about the land and its history, or projects I have created. You can also browse the site contents in a more traditional manner by clicking the menu links now showing on the righthand side of the page. Thanks for visiting!