Swiss artist Mona Caron pays homage to the resilience of common weeds through beautiful murals and short animations. Dandelions, stinging nettles and Sonchus oleraceus, among others, are all represented in her ongoing public art project, Weeds. Caron's creations have already bloomed in urban spaces throughout Switzerland, India, San Francisco, Barcelona and Athens, celebrating the "bad" plants' tiny yet strong existence. Hit the jump to see Caron's murals come to life in her gorgeous stop-motion video.
Using both on-site animations and murals, Mona Caron highlights the resilience of urban weeds. Born in Switzerland and based in San Francisco, the artist cares for all those beings “who no one made room for.” She explains that the resilient weeds “were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up.”
While weeds might be tiny, they are very strong and can break through cement, carving a path for the rest of nature to follow. Giant dandelions, stinging nettles, Sonchus oleraceus and Phyteuma betonicifolium have all been represented in worldwide urban spaces as if waiting for someone to discover them.
Watch the video above to see how these “bad” plants bloom, breaking through concrete and reconnecting the earth to the sky.
Via This is Colossal
Photos by Mona Caron