This is a series of paintings of urban weeds by Mona Caron, some of them on-site animations, created as a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made room for, were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up.
She said: ” I look for weeds in the city streets near a wall I’m about to paint. When I find a particularly heroic one growing through the pavement, I paint it big, at a scale inversely proportional to the attention and regard it gets. I paint all kinds of spontaneous urban vegetation: both invasive and endemic species. Both get eradicated as weeds when they get caught trespassing our enclosures. Yet they come back, always at the frontlines, carving a path for the rest of nature to follow. They break through what seems invincible, reconnecting the earth to the sky, like life to its dreams… It’s happening everywhere at the margins of things, we’re just not paying attention”.