Sometimes an artwork takes you on a journey. In the case of ‘Pass it On’, the journey was not initially intended to be such a big part of the artwork. However, when such a wonderful experience and story starts to weave itself into the fabric of an artwork it can change the artwork itself, and become a big part of the finished piece as well as the process. Whilst collecting the 8900 saga seeds which make up this artwork, I had some unusual experiences and learned a lot of new things. Some days of collecting held simple stories, some were just a journal entry of a trip, and others wove more complex plots. I have been adding these to my blog, and below is the entry in my seed-journal for day 3 of the seed collecting mission, which I want to share with you:
DAY 3 (SEEDS 704-1303): 600 NEW SEEDS, AND A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ANTS AND MONITOR LIZARDS
See all the stories or search for a specific seed number here:
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
Pass It On began with the idea of creating little points of knowledge and connection, which form a narrative from one place to the next, and beyond. Referencing the evolution, shift and migration of many things, the installation seeks to create a space in which to consider the positive and negative effects of the process of change, the fluid nature of culture, knowledge, memory and history. The resulting sculpture involves 8900 hand-numbered saga seeds – tiny red particles which the audience are invited to take and pass on. Read more about the artwork here.
Visitors to at Displacements exhibition are invited to pick up a seed from the artwork, and treasure it and it’s story: DISPLACEMENTS, until 23rd June, www.13Wilkieterrace.com
Tell me your own saga seed story in the comment boxes below.