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This most recent body of work is an exploration in learning and unlearning.  The work consists of documenting the death of weeds pulled from my garden. Throughout the lives of the plants, I acquire information about them; practicing identification of each during growth, learning which are invasive and which are “beneficial” to the garden as a whole. In the studio, the plants wilt and wither as the paintings evolve, slowly negating specific identification and thus transforming the traditional intentions of botanical illustration. In the end, the work attempts to capture a multitude of fleeting moments during decomposition, rather than factual representations of these species.