Turns out that Vancouver has its own urban plant-investigating artist, the photographer Jennilee Marigomen.
My sister clued me in to her absolutely fantastic series Botanophobia, which is like Urban Plant Research but with everything – sensations, dimensions, absurdity – heightened and intensified. These photos took my breath away; see if you don’t feel the same way!
This scene reminds me of the ivy that grows behinds the benches in the pocket park near Sara’s place in Brooklyn, only much creepier. Look at those unnaturally large leaves! I can see the headlines already: Mutant plants swallow local park.
This hollow topiary calls to mind my musings on plant caves as a place for childhood dreaming.
Sometimes facades crumble…
A head-on collision.
Thank you, Jennilee, for these incredible urban plant moments. If you like the images, folks, she’s got many, many other projects on her website. And let us know what you think, below!