Monday, October 1, 2012

Flamingo Seeds????

Speaking of seed sculptures, check out this fabulous project by artist Andi Sutton:

Pink Flamingos with a message!

"The lawn ornaments will be free-standing, pink-flamingo-shaped, surreptitious, seed-sowing structures. They are made from biodegradable material that, through time and the weathering process of the spring and summer seasons, will drop seeds of at-risk wildflowers,grasses, and perennials whose habitat and survival rates are shrinking due to climate change.  The seeds being dispersed will be from local plants as well as those from southern states that are endangered due to the predicted temperature increases, moving them north to cooler climates. This work applies a new kind of preservation technique that can be used to protect native species and preserve biodiversity: “Flagration” – a combination of the concepts and practices of flagrance and migration. "


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