A FIELD GUIDE TO WEEDS

Cloth cover, sewn-bound, ribbon, 5-color, 17.5 x 11.8cm, 96 page, 2007-2013; published by Printed Matter, NYC

This book masquerades as a 19th century pocket guide, but a guide in which the weeds themselves have taken over. It uses the physical form of the book as a metaphor for a crack in the city sidewalk: the dandelion, pigweed, and poison ivy—the very plants we step over, ignore, dig up, or scrupulously avoid—creep out of the gutter, up pages, and overrun the book.