we walk all over them. sometimes around them. we choose to ignore them or sometimes we even choose to uproot them.
they’re the things we choose to ignore.
and that is exactly why, san francisco based artist mona caron uses the city as her canvas. she paints murals of weeds on buildings all across the world. she says they represent what survives at the margins of society. and she wants us to pay closer attention.
over time, mona has created these large scale weed murals in dozens of cities across the world. right from a stinging nettle in barcelona to giant dandelions in switzerland and another one on the rooftop of a mosque in san francisco. she has even painted one of her giant weed murals in one of the largest slums in ahmedabad, gujarat.
mona says, “this series, is 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. the less attention we pay it, the larger i’m gonna paint it!”
to her, weeds are plants that have power.