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La diferencia entre un mozote y una flor es tu juicio. -Anonimo
The difference between a weed and a flower is your judgment. -Unknown

These are two works in progress from my new series titled "Concrete Nature" It is inspired by the weeds that grow in the cracks and crevices of the sidewalks of NYC. It started as snapshots I took around my neighborhood which eventually became painted studies of them. Besides the deep greens and aesthetic beauty that captured me  when seeing them juxtaposed against walls and cement surfaces; I found a lot of beauty and motivation in their resilience and will to grow in the most minimal crevice. They emerge and thrive in seemingly, lifeless, cold and hard terrain. The roots beneath find a way to grow and to face the light, altering the gray landscape and making it clear that sooner or later it is concrete that breaks.