Cat's Claw is an invasive vine that goes relatively unnoticed throughout the year in New Orleans. Dark green and brown and windy, it climbs up walls of forgotten places. Then, for one week, as spring lays its claim to the city, it blooms. The flowers of Cat's Claw are such a bright, sunny yellow, that suddenly, for a moment, all of these spaces are gardens. Houses have blonde wigs. Wires and poles are obscured by floral tapestries. Blighted properties become spectacles. The flowers bring attention to the void. In 2016, I spent that week - when the Cat's Claw blossomed - waking up at sunrise and scouring the city for these little bursts of gold. These are some of the images I made during that time.