Invasive Species

Published in Scenario 04: Building the Urban Forest
Spring 2014

In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. This was supposedly one of the world’s first disguised cell phone tower. Since then these trees have spread across the city, the country and the rest of the world. Invasive Species explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surrounds.

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Dillon Marsh is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch.  During his studies he was drawn to photography and has remained passionate about it ever since. He focuses on natural and manmade features within landscapes that reveal curious details about ourselves and our relationship with the environment.  He has participated in two solo and several group exhibitions, and will be taking part in the Saatchi Gallery’s Pangaea exhibition from April to August this year.