Roberto Mighty is the most thoughtful artist I’ve worked with in nearly a decade of managing outreach programs at the Harvard Forest Fisher Museum. He has creatively and patiently helped us — scientists, administrators, and students alike — tell our stories, and he has opened our eyes in new ways to a place we’ve collectively been studying for over a century. Hosting Roberto’s residency has opened our minds to the countless benefits that working with an artist of high caliber brings to our community.
Roberto Mighty was appointed as our first ever artist-in-residence to create a series of films and a projection installation inspired by Mount Auburn Cemetery’s history and landscape. The end result has been a series of films and an audience experience that beautifully capture the spirit of this place and its many stories. He is both a gifted artist and a kind and thoughtful human being. It has been an absolute pleasure working with him.
What stands out about Roberto is that he approaches his art and work with a poise and a quiet confidence that engender the same in those around him. He is thoughtful, thorough and steadfast in pursuing his vision, and brings great respect and appreciation of people to his work.
Roberto Mighty is a Renaissance man in every sense of the phrase. He is an artist, musician, thinker, and a great listener who is able to beautifully capture the spirit of a person or place. Similarly, he has been a great partner for fundraising: flexible, extremely professional, and always willing to provide materials and resources for proposals. Funders have recognized the outstanding artistic quality of his films; and the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery received grants in support of his residency at Mount Auburn Cemetery.