Nothing can stop them!
Paging through the April 1950 issue of National Geographic, coming across a photo-documentary of the Royal Gardens at Kew, and recalling a melody with a dire warning.
All collages measure 12.7 x 10 cm, handmade with acid free adhesive on rag mat board, with Liquitex Gloss Varnish finish. National Geographic photos are by B. Anthony Scott and ©1950 NGS; reproductions of paintings by English masters (Arthur Devis, Francis Hayman, William Hogarth, Allan Ramsay, and Paul Sandby) came from a book of English painters; croquet imagery and text from the Skowhegan Croquet Rule Book, published by Forster Mfg. Co., Inc., of Wilton, Maine, in 1974; photographic images from Lands & Peoples, Vol. II, ©1929, 1930 The Grolier Society; and inkjet printed images of Heracleum mantegazzianum (The Giant Hogweed) downloaded from the internet in 2018.
Titles are the lyrics from The Return of the Giant Hogweed, written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford (Genesis), published in 1971. The copyright is assumed to belong to them. No intention here to claim ownership of any copyrighted material. This suite of collages is merely an homage and interpretation, paying respect to the heroes of the soundtrack of my youth, and one of my favorite record albums, Nursery Cryme, by Genesis, which I discovered for myself in 1983 at age 14.