Artist: Eric Marth
Project: A Virginia Roadside Companion
Description: Here, in Virginia, at the places between public roads and private land, are uncultivated plants left to grow as they might. Day lilies, Queen Anne’s Lace and columbine in the summer. Foxtail, broom sedge, and dried thistle in the fall. These plants often share the roadside with barbed wire and cedar post fences made to mark property and to keep livestock. A Virginia Roadside Companion is an ode to these back road still lifes.