Mary Temple is a contemporary painter and photographer, and the first artist chosen in a series of installations to be made in some of the functional spaces at the Museum of Arts and Design. The piece she created, First Week was inspired by a photograph taken of trees in bloom in Central Park, across the street from MAD. In her characteristic style, Mary has created a very subtle wall painting next to one of the windows in our east stairwell which gives the impression of a false shadow being cast. In this video, Mary describes how the piece was conceived and created. The video also features a section of time-lapse photography, taken over the course of two days of her working at the Museum. This special commission was made possible by Benjamin Moore &Co.