This project has concluded
Within a seed is encapsulated a promise…a promise of growth, future life, continuance and generation.
Each tiny vessel necklace is filled with soil and native flower seeds. Recipients take a wearable piece home with the promise that they will water, nurture and nourish the vessel until they are planted out in the wider world. The vessels are made from biodegradable materials such as unfired clay, charcoal, cornstarch, hemp, cotton and jute. The wearable seed jewels will breakdown when planted and watered, allowing the seedling to take root and fend for itself. The relationship forged through daily care and attention between the plant and the grower is a seed of greater things to come.
When the grower takes on the responsibility of caring for the infant plant, a connection to the wider environment begins. Beyond the grower themselves, the wearability of the piece allows for dialogue - when worn, the strange soil filled vessels cultivate conversation. It is a public statement and a reminder of our need to care for our natural world, to nurture it and tread lightly.