Wild Urban Thistle, 2016-17, Watercolor, archival inkjet print on paper and Plexiglas, 24.5” x 35”
A wild, native thistle was observed growing in the garden of a Baltimore row house, a space that would normally be highly cultivated. The owner values it because it's a native plant and will reseed itself. Indigenous plants preserve biodiversity. Native plants are the basis of life in the region where they evolved. Other life forms depend on them; birds, insects and ultimately humans cannot survive without them.