Alienweeds : The Invasive Species Harvest


Patterson Clark has been harvesting D.C.'s exotic invasive vegetation for thirteen years, exploring its potential for use as art, food, fuel and fiber.

He also serves as senior graphics editor at POLITICO Pro.



M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

B.A., biology and art, Hendrix College



POLITICO Pro: 2016-present

The Washington Post: 1996-2016

The Miami Herald: 1990-1996

Arkansas Gazette: 1983-1990



Malofiej Gold Award (informational graphics), 2006, for "The Unboring, Illustrated True Story of the Washington Area From 1600 to Right Now."

Society of News Design silver awards for illustration, informational graphics and design.

Member of the Miami Herald team of journalists awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, for coverage of Hurricane Andrew and its aftermath.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Journalism: Distinguished Service Award, 1991, for “Everyone’s Forest”




The Harvest

Leash of Polistes

28"x 18"
Garlic Mustard paper, Japanese Honeysuckle leaf ink

Text and images © 2009, Patterson Clark; Web design by alienweeds