Split a seed in half and it looks like a vessel. A vessel containing seeds is a seedpod. A seed is the beginning, the source. A seed crystal promotes crystallization. There are crystal vessels. Vessels float on water. Seeds are dispersed upon the water. Seeds are a propagative source of things not material such as seeds of content, seeds of virtue, seeds of compassion. Vessels are receptacles for the same non-material things. We can sow seeds of compassion, harmony and contentedness, just as we can be vessels of compassion, harmony and contentedness.
I started on this body of work after a few of my images had a distinct botanical quality to them. Some reminded me of seed pods, others embryos of unborn beings. I thought about artichokes, giant seedpods, that are beautifully symmetrical when sliced down the middle. Nature in its perfection. This gave me permission to play with symmetry. I know there are those of you that think that symmetry is a cheap Photoshop trick, but I think that for some images it is the only option.
I hope that you enjoy my collection of seeds and vessels and that they may inspire you to sow your own seeds and to become the vessel of your choice.
Surface Tensions Published November 30, 2014
Fall Color Inspirations Published November 30, 2013
50 Faces of Compassion Published September 12, 2011
Next Step Alumni 2011 Published April 25, 2011
Desert Inspirations Published November 29, 2010