Weeds is a marvelous giant murals series created by Swiss artist Mona Caron in tribute to the resilience of those plants in the urban environment. Mona is currently based in San Francisco, California, and also works with illustration and photography.
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 urban weeds, 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. I look for clandestine plant life in the city streets. When I find a particularly heroic specimen growing through a fissure in the pavement, I paint it big, at a scale inversely proportional to the attention and regard it gets. Weeds reconnect earth to sky, life to its dreams. Against the hardest cement, against all odds, we too can find our fissure, and keep pushing. That’s the way change happens.Mona Caron