The Herbarium at Mt Coot-tha was the setting for the December exhibition of the residency artwork in 'homage to the seed'.
|ARTIST'S BOOK FOR SALE|
The book contained material from across the year ... covering the role of the seed lab and the collaboration with Jason Halford from the lab.... as well as touching on various other aspects of public engagement carried out during the project. There was an overview on the ideas and passion behind the project going back many years and material was also included on the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity that 'homage to the seed' did in part respond to. Journal pages as well as artworks were included in this book along with an essay written by Kevin Wilson, director of Artworkers Alliance (see end of post for essay).
The following piece is an overview of painting in 2010 during the residency written for the book.
|Eucalyptus seed capsule |
|seeds and pods of Leopard tree|
|'and the world was made fruitful'|
|'and the world became bright'|
|'archaic, yet reverberating still I'|
|'archaic, yet reverberating still II'|
|'from the nothing the abundance'|
Essay by Kevin Wilson on the exhibition: