Mark was last seen June 20th, 2008 at
BARTRAM'S GARDEN

Looking for Mark? He's easily spotted above on The Mark Tracker. Click on the marked points for up to date, site specific info on our hero's progress. Visit the Tracker's page to leave Mark your well-wishes!

The Opening
August 2nd, 2008
Here's the video footage from the project's big opening day at the Garden.
The Florida Journals, Part 5
The Florida Journals, Part 5
July 1st, 2008
Mark and Dana have their last hurrah with the ACA before packing and beginning the trek home.
The Florida Journals, Part 4
The Florida Journals, Part 4
June 26th, 2008
Further travels in the Florida wilderness lead the team to the Ocklawaha, where the waters were paddled and swam.
The Florida Journals, Part 3
The Florida Journals, Part 3
June 25th, 2008
Here's the team's account of a rather productive day spent covering Merritt Island, Ocala National Forest, Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park and beyond.
The Florida Journals, Part 1
The Florida Journals, Part 2
June 19th, 2008
Mark recalls a day on the open water and a particular armadillo sighting.
Installing at the Garden
The Florida Journals, Part 1
June 18th, 2008
Mark looks back on spring in St. Augustine and a team visit from Philadelphia.
Installing at the Garden
Installing at the Garden
June 16th, 2008
In this video from last month's install, the team works through Mark's finds while he discusses his methods.
Final Postcards from Abroad
Final Postcards from Abroad
June 13th, 2008
The last batch of Mark's painted postcards have arrived.
More Postcards from Abroad
More Postcards from Abroad
May 28th, 2008
The winter batch of Mark's painted postcards are here.
Exhibition on the Horizon
Exhibition on the Horizon
May 28th, 2008
The exhibition at Bartram's Garden opens on June 20th. Here's the info and your invitation to RSVP.
A Conversation with Mark
A Conversation with Mark
May 6th, 2008
The videoconference log is here! Watch now and hear Mark lecture on everything from his collecting methods to his time travel preferences.
First Leg Extras
First Leg Extras
May 21st, 2008
An omnibus of extras, outtakes and unseen video from the project's first trip south. Roll up your sleeves, there's a ton to dig into!
Wildlife on the Trail
Wildlife on the Trail
May 13th, 2008
The Florida unit beamed up these photos of animal sightings on the 2008 trail.
Safari in the Animal Kingdom
Safari in the Animal Kingdom
May 8th, 2008
The team assembled in Orlando's endless summer for a trek through the Mouse's zoo.
The Quick Stop at Fleaworld
The Quick Stop at Flea World
April 23rd, 2008
Mark and Dana took a quick look into Flea World, America's largest flea market, but could only find machetes.
An Arabian Adventure
An Arabian Adventure
April 21st, 2008
Mark and Dana took some time out to test their equestrian skills. Mark wrote this account and sent these photos.
On the Catbriar Hunt
April 14th, 2008
The team are back on the road! They spent a day in Florida searching for the elusive Smilax, an edible plant described in Bartram's journals.
Mark's Cabinets Assembled
Mark's Cabinets Assembled
April 14th, 2008
Here's some video of the arrival and installation of Mark's curiosity cabinets, commissioned and built specially to hold his recent adventure's treasures.
Bartram's Calendar
Calendar
April 12th, 2008
Here's some video of the arrival and installation of Mark's curiosity cabinets, commissioned and built specially to hold his recent adventure's treasures.
Notes from the Artist's Desk
Notes from the Artist's Desk
March 28th, 2008
Dana collected and passed along these drawings and plans describing Mark's installation at the Garden later this week.
The Octagon Room
The Octagon Room
February 27th, 2008
Mark has been busying himself in New York at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, where he recently unveiled his new installation, The Octagon Room. Here're the gallery's installation shots.
The First Batch Unwrapped
The First Batch Unwrapped
January 28th, 2008
Mark and Dana came to town on January 9th to open and install their first batch of finds. Naturally, the Philadelphia team was on hand to help.
It Came in the Mail
It Came in the Mail
January 3rd, 2008
Physical trappings from the first journey south arrive at the garden, tantalizing the team and proving that one can still trust the post.
Lost in the Swamps
Lost in the Swamps
December 10th, 2008
For the exciting conclusion to their first round of travels, Mark and Dana get dangerously lost on Bartram's Trail in the Alabama swamps!
The New Orleans Recap
The New Orleans Recap
December 6th, 2008
Mark passed along these remarks on his Thanksgiving spent in New Orleans, collecting and rollicking with Dana and her local comrades.
Postcards from Abroad #1
Postcards from Abroad #1
December 6th, 2008
Earlier this week, the Philadelphia crew found these handpainted postcards in their mailboxes.
Graves, Gators and Lunch
Graves, Gators and Lunch
December 3rd, 2008
The team gathered some new materials from hallowed grounds in Savannah and Midway. Mark updates us with his bird list and menu tastes, too.
The Kingdom of the Sun
The Kingdom of the Sun
November 26th, 2008
Mark and Dana wandered within the shining walls of Sun City. Mark passed along this missive detailing the curious customs of its residents.
The Team in Charleston
The Team in Charleston
November 22nd, 2008
The team stopped over in Charleston this weekend. Here's the evidence they sent back.
Mark's Departure
Mark's Departure
November 19th, 2008
On Thursday, Mark made his grand departure. Enclosed are photos of the event with a copy of Mark's address.
Mark in Indonesia
Mark in Indonesia
November 14th, 2008
Before traveling south on Bartram's route, Mark busied himself with an engagement at Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Here be dragons!
Letters of Introduction
Letters of Introduction
November 14th, 2008
As good as a man's word may be in the city, on the wild road it's only as good as its references. Fortunately, Mark comes highly endorsed.
Young Artists at Work
Young Artists at Work
November 14th, 2007
As a lead up to Mark's departure, local students at the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School gathered him some supplies for the road.