Amy Bennett Builds a Miniature World
BY JULIET HELMKE, MODERN PAINTERS | SEPTEMBER 05, 2016
If not for the rapidly rising Brooklyn rents, Amy Bennett's last
series of paintings might never have come to fruition.
"Space- and money-wise, my husband and I felt pushed out,"
the artist, who earned her MFA at the New York Academy of
Art in 2002, explains. Hunting for a new place to call home,
the painter found herself spending hours "just image-
searching specific towns and looking down at them in Google
maps." By the time the couple and their young son decided
on Cold Springs, in Upstate New York, she "had the impulse
to build my own town." But for Bennett, that meant doing so
at 1:500 scale, or what she calls "Monopoly size."
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