SM Project

Seed Mounds

The Seed Mounds explore the idea of continual processes. To me, they are like burial mounds or markers comprised of seed forms made from cast pine rosin. Embedded in these forms are a variety of found materials such as poppy pods, leaf skeletons, pieces of handmade tatting or lace, onion skins, seaweed, lichen, threads and rice. These forms sometimes seem like ancient relics, fossils or ritual objects. They reference both the past and the future, appearing at once as giant seeds and small fruit, recording traces of a body that is no longer there. Though fragile in nature, I see in these forms a kind of dynamic stability that can be found in the forward motion of transient things.