Romantic Overgrowth

I am interested in things that grow and thrive against one’s will… as weeds do. You battle with them, but they keep returning… I suppose like a bad habit or recurring dream or unhealthy thoughts or behaviors that you wish to discard. These works incorporate weeds pulled from the yard, which I have transformed in order to both extract some beauty from the ugliness as well as to incorporate amongst patterns, which are historic wallpapers. I place them on these backgrounds to create a bit of confusion of space, to express how these things that we don’t like or want to be rid of in some way are a bit hidden in the walls around us, but are still there, thriving and we accept them somehow.

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