American Wilderness: Aurora, Illinois, No.1

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14" Width: 11"
Description:
A black and white photo of bushes and leafy plants growing in the middle of a bare ground. There are more plants and trees lining the horizon, but the ones that are in the middle travel out to the left side.
Historical Context:
“Plant life will grow wherever roots can find soil. Weeds are the perfect example. They grow where we don't want them and we take measures to keep them away. Plants, even when controlled and arranged in domesticated landscapes have a beauty, tenacity, wildness, and humor that is evident throughout the four season. These photographs are of gardens in Newburyport and West Newbury, Massachusetts.” – Douglas R. Gilbert