Alienweeds : The Invasive Species Harvest



Removing exotic invasive vegetation from parks and private lands can help restore native plant and animal communities.

This harvest of alien weeds yields an abundance of material, which can be processed into fuel, chemicals, pigments, lumber, paper fibers and cordage — all of which can be reformed into a visual gesture that refers to its material source.


The practice harnesses the inherent wealth of unwanted plants, with the ideal that they can sustainably fund their own removal.

Patterson Clark











Edicola Pyrus Mahonia

Index1407b:Pigments from Rosa multiflora, Lonicera maackii, Mahonia bealei and weed soot on paper from Broussonetia payrifera;
Acer platanus
and Morus alba blocks. 18" x 18"

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