American Wilderness: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, No.2

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14" Width: 11"
Description:
A black and white photo of plants and greenery that are overgrown and pushing through a chain link fence that is in the center of the image. The plants take up the left side. There is a parking lot on the right side of the image and several parked cars are visible. There is a building in the background on this side of the image and a telephone pole.
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