Urban seen

Helena Frei


Debris from the daily skirmishes with entropy that are so much a part of urban existence – graffiti and traffic cones, discarded chewing gum and lost hubcaps – populate my images. The throwaway details of city life that fly below the radar of the media-mediated image of “Toronto the world class city” are at the core of Urban Seen. And weeds. I am particularly fond of the persistence, opportunism and sheer bloody-mindedness of weeds.