Just Weeds, 2014-15, Watercolor, pencil, archival inkjet print on paper, 30” x 45”
While the word 'weed' has negative implications it may simply refer to a wild plant growing in the wrong place. Some become desirable when intentionally cultivated. Many weeds are in fact beneficial, having nutritional and medicinal properties or proving crucial to the survival of insects and flora in a specific habitat. Nevertheless, farmers use toxic pesticides to rid thistle from their fields, simultaneously poisoning the soil where crops are planted.