Anya Gallaccio

Silver Seed

Published to accompany Anya Gallacio’s installation at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, this volume collects photographic images of seeds taken with an electro-scanning microscope at the Natural History Museum, London.

In her work, Gallaccio employs natural materials – flowers, fruit, water, grass – to create installations that transform the materials in fantastical and unexpected ways.

The artist’s installation at Mount Stuart features a pine tree where every flake of bark is coated in sparkling silver leaf, and six black-and-white photographs of conifer seeds that are taken with an electro-scanning microscope.

Alongside a poem by Joeri Bakker, the latter is drawn together in this publication to highlight the romantic and dream-like nature of this natural material.

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