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Weeds are superevolutionary products of human civilizations and activities - without humans there would be no weeds, just wild plants.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lucy in the sky with dandelions

Amy Jean Porter

You don't often see dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Asteraceae) featured in contemporary art, but here is an example by Amy Jean Porter. A school girl floating free against a summer sky and with dandelions on each side. Beauty in everyday common features, maybe - from the weedy plant to the school uniform and the very common clouds. The text on the painting, "As pretty as a poem, was Mary", could be implemented as sarcasm or the truth, whichever way you want to see it. Who knows what the artist thought, but this is my take on it.

1 comment:

LS said...

In Swedish, the name for dandelion is maskros, which literally means worm-rose, not a pretty name at all.