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Concrete Jungle

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“…. I look at how root systems wrap themselves in every crack and crevice. Reticulating, torticulating, twisting, undulating, penetrating…”

Is it the moisture in the concrete or is it the lime? Could it be the tiniest amount of urban dirt that accumulates in the parting of two surfaces? What makes these plants thrive in these man-made, unnatural growing conditions?

Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle

I look at how root systems wrap themselves in every crack and crevice. Reticulating, torticulating, twisting, undulating, penetrating… dying? No – thriving.

Man builds. Nature takes over. Nature obeys no man’s laws.

Wall Fern

Fern growing in mortar at Newtown station

Unnatural, you ask? No, of course not. There couldn’t be anything more natural than plants combating man made creations, they make the triste and grey look lively and interesting.

A Sydney bridge, plant growing in concrete crack

Tree growing in concrete crack

If I was a plant, I too would probably nestle my roots deep into the very urban foundation. My home would be right there, in its rightful place.

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