First introduced to the Southeast in 1883 at the New Orleans Exposition, kudzu is a vine that was marketed as an ornamental plant to shade porches and later sold as a cover plant to prevent soil erosion. Now considered a "Federal Noxious Weed," kudzu continues to rapidly spread and grow unchecked, consuming an estimated 3 million hectares of land in the south. Photographer Adam Kuehl juxtaposes our society’s penchant for data tracking and GPS mapping with the wild and intractable nature of kudzu in his project, "Kudzu," traveling to GPS coordinates that have been completely covered by the weed. Click here to see Adam Kuehl’s project "Kudzu."
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin