American Wilderness: Grand Rapids, Michigan No.2

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1981
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8" Width: 10"
Description:
A black and white photo of a tree pushing through a chain link fence in the left side of the image. The fence is tall, filling up the entire photo and the tree on the left side is very full. The space is empty on the right side, and there are trees in the background that are dark and shaded.
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