Seeds

Date: 2016
Ref: 5575
Materials: 31 Murano glass seeds accompanied by a UTM certificate of moral ownership Perpetual Amazonia
Dimensions: 110h x 300 x 300 cm
Exhibition history: 2016 City Art Museum and Gallery, Peterborough, UK
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

Drawing from the artists’ expedition to the Peruvian Amazon in 2009, the installation Seeds is composed of 31 unique larger-than-life Murano glass seed pods framed by a collection of intricate watercolour drawings that make up a metaphorical Seed Bank. The intricate beauty and diversity of our natural world is prevalent in the artists’ act of 'preserving' varieties that may be threatened with extinction.

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