Seedbank [Grainothèque]

Studio Orta - Seedbank_HH_1
Studio Orta - Seedbank_HH_2
Studio Orta - Seedbank_HH_3
Studio Orta - Seedbank_HH_4
Studio Orta - 00.100
Studio Orta - 00.100
Studio Orta - 00.100
Studio Orta - 00.100
Studio Orta - 00.100
Studio Orta - Seeds Peterborough 1
Studio Orta - Seeds Peterborough 2

Date: 2014 - 2016
Ref: 0.5500.100
Materials: Pencil, pigment ink, watercolour on Fabriano paper, certificate of moral ownership Perpetual Amazonia
Dimensions: Each, 32 x 32 cm framed
Exhibition history: 2023 Harewood House, Leeds, UK; 2016 City Art Gallery and Museum Peterborough, UK; 2014 Parc de la Villette Paris, France
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

"Seed Bank" is a collection of watercolour drawings depicting seeds, pollen, and tubers, which Lucy + Jorge Orta have meticulously enlarged to reveal their intricate beauty and diversity. The act of drawing is a way of documenting the natural environment and reminding viewers of its intrinsic value to our well-being. Having taken part in several scientific expeditions, the artists have observed first-hand the interdependancy of species which is under threat due to human intervention. The works on paper draw attention to the necessity of preserving seed variety, faced with the degradation of planetry biodiversity.