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weeds are growing up!

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Mona Caron – Weeds
They may be tiny yet they push through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. But the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.

This is a series of hidden mural paintings of weeds, created as a tribute to all those renegade beings who, like weeds, no one made room for, were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up. I paint each weed gradually from bottom up in tiny increments, photographing each stage. With the resulting photos, I’m creating a series of short animated movies of giant weeds asserting their presence in a precarious environment.

This project is in progress. Stay tuned as it develops: join my Facebook page for future updates, and please contact me if you would like to host a weed, or would like to contribute in any way to this multimedia experiment.

One thought on “weeds are growing up!

  1. I love the murals!

    Weeds are often bellwethers of climate change. As the northeast’s mild winter pampers garlic mustard and shepherd’s purse with sun and warmth, we prepare for a spring of weed seed and the knowledge that this is only the beginning. The warmer our winters the stronger the presence of plants such as garlic mustard. A very timely post.

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