A reliquary is a container for holy relics. In this wall drawing, I present reliquaries filled with seeds. Seeds are holy relics, but ironically, only saving them is not enough. They must be passed on to be preserved. It is in this way that they are also a gift. They must be shared in order to sustain our eco-system and agricultural heritage.
With this work I ask: What have we inherited that we hope to pass on to future generations? I honor the ancient practice of saving seeds as a way to protect environmental diversity today.
Ecocentric: Art, Ecology And Engagement at Gordon Parks Gallery, St. Paul Campus, Metro State University, April 21 – July 13, 2017.