The monk and the weeds
|Young novice, Burma (Anek Suwannaphoom)|
|Every "weed" is a lotus waiting to be found.|
- What's happening in gardening? The Thursday classes at the Los Angeles Arboretum (arboretum.org)
|Caron paints Platago lanceolata in SF.|
|Mona Caron (Andrea Laue/sparebeauty.com)|
But then something happened a few years ago. She began doing the opposite -- painting tiny things large. Specifically, it was the weeds, the little wild plants that grow in sidewalk cracks everywhere, the plants that people step on.
"The less attention we pay it," Caron explains, "the larger I’m going to paint it." "I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations," Caron says. To her, weeds are plants that have power. More