There are always modicums of plant beauty to be found, even in the most urban of streets. It is likely though, that often we don’t take up those viewing opportunities because the specimens in question are either too small, too common, or in places where we just don’t think to look or need to stop. Illustrator and street artist David Zinn makes the people of Ann Arbor, Michigan stop. His cute, whimsical characters (most notably Sluggo) are chalked onto the sidewalks there, sweetly interacting with aspects of the local environment. In many cases, the object of interaction in Zinn’s work will be, in some form or another, a plant. They give unexpected smiles (the best kind) to unsuspecting passers by, capturing everyone’s, but especially children’s, attention and imagination, while bringing into focus little bits of nature that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Read more about David Zinn on his website.