Ecomimesis is a dynamic, virtual reality (VR) environment containing animated virtual plants that allows viewers to experience an intimate encounter with plants, collapsing conventional distinctions between inside/outside, natural/cultural, and human/non-human. The species featured is Erigeron canadensis, a common urban ‘weed’ chosen for its prevalence in human crafted landscapes that is at same time often 'invisible' to most people as they choose to ignore such so-called nuisance species. Ecomimesis was inspired by Charles Darwin's The Power of Movement in Plants in which he documented his observations of how plants move as they grow. Darwin’s research laid the foundation for more recent research into the subject of “plant intelligence:” the study of the myriad ways that plants sense and respond to their immediate environment. The title Ecomimesis is borrowed from the writings of philosopher Timothy Morton and signifies an acknowledgment of human entanglement within nature. The project was based on thousands of time-lapse photographs of growing plants and was created with the Imaging Research Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County.