One Mans Weed
These images are created using plants sourced from vacant LRA properties in south city St. Louis. 1 in 3 lots is vacant in the neighborhood of Gravois Park and these spaces are currently associated with blight, poverty, and crime. The Lumen printing process use natural sunlight, plants, and vintage or light exposed darkroom paper to create one of a kind images. The transformative power of UV light and the creative potential of these materials- paper that is expired and plants normally considered weeds and eyesores- stand as a metaphor for potential life and beauty possible through time, care, and investment within our urban communities.
Sale proceeds go towards revitalization and youth engagement efforts in the Gravois Park neighborhood.