Inspired by the resilience of urban weeds, San Francisco based muralist and illustrator Mona Caron (previously featured here) is creating a series of vibrant murals based on actual weeds, both invasive and endemic, that she spots growing near the walls on which she plans to pint. Caron has also documented the process of painting some of her urban vegetation murals, photographing every centimeter of progress over the course of hours and days, in order to create beautiful animations of the plants appearing to grow on their respective walls.
"They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.
This is a series of paintings of weeds, 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.”
Click here to watch a stunning video of Mona Caron’s Weeds growing like, well, weeds.
Visit Mona Caron’s website to check out more of her awesome urban beautification projects.
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