Muralist Mona Caron (previously) has continued her worldwide Weeds series, with colorful renderings of humble plants growing ever taller on buildings from Portland and São Paulo to Spain and Taiwan. The San Francisco-based artist often partners with local and international social and environmental movements for climate justice, labor rights, and water rights, and selects plants, both native and invasive, that she finds in the cities where she paints. Caron also integrates tiny details into the main visual elements of her murals:
SEVERAL OF THESE MURALS CONTAIN INTRICATE MINIATURE DETAILS, INVISIBLE FROM AFAR. THESE TYPICALLY NARRATE THE LOCAL HISTORY, CHRONICLE THE SOCIAL LIFE OF THE MURAL’S IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS, AND VISUALIZE FUTURE POSSIBILITY, AND ARE CREATED IN A PROCESS THAT INCORPORATES IDEAS EMERGING THROUGH SPONTANEOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTWORK’S HOSTING COMMUNITIES WHILE PAINTING.