Today this international landscape. An iron fence. A concrete wall. A road nearby. The ground arid and eroded by the elements and by human neglect.
I came across the sight in downtown L.A. near Skid Row. It signals centuries of human effort to subdue, parcel off, and control the land. To thoroughly own and urbanize it. And yet this tree! A weed, a muckraker, a nautilus that lived with the dinosaurs, snuggles up close to our hard creations and refuses to grow anywhere else.
In each of these places, the struggle and the poetry ooze. No need to go far.
|5" x5", oil and marble dust on Masonite in a handmade frame|
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