Tapping an abundance

Unchecked by predators, non-native plants can upset ecological balance and reduce biological diversity.
They also offer a superabundance of useful material.

Harvesting exotic invasive vegetation from parks, alleys and
private land helps make room for the return
of native plants and associated animals.

Alien weeds provide food, medicine, fuel, chemicals, pigments, lumber, paper fibers and cordage; all of which converge here as a visual and musical gesture celebrating their bounty and inherent qualities.


Patterson Clark