Seeds of Hope
Seeds of Hope is a series of illustrations that are set to fire.
Inspired by the deep feeling of loss after this country’s 2019/2020 bushfire season—the worst in history.
These botanical illustrations represent the plants, trees, and grasses that are most resilient to fire—that actually benefit from fire. Their seeds spread widely over the south-eastern forests of Australia and are the species that will recover best after fire. Seeds have been collected locally and are included alongside the artwork to give you a chance to grow the plants that hold the most hope for ecological restoration after fire.
Seeds are the starting point for ecological restoration. Seeds give us an understanding of the natural processes and needs of nature. These 'Seeds of Hope' represent nature’s untapped potential and hold a wealth of promise for growth in the future. Seeds will eventually become the plants, grasses, and trees that are needed to restore the natural processes to the Australian landscape. These seeds will empower you to take part in repairing the damage.
Proceeds from Seeds of Hope will go to Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation. Firesticks is an Indigenous-led network that aims to re-invigorate the use of cultural burning by facilitating cultural learning pathways to fire & land management. It is an initiative for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to look after Country, share their experiences, and collectively explore ways to achieve their goals. Implementing fire to enhance ecosystem health within culturally connected landscapes improves habitat condition and connectivity. Firesticks ultimately strives to empower Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities to work together towards healthy, functional, and resilient landscapes.
Limited edition of 50.
Archival ink on 100% post-consumer recycled 700gsm uncoated heavy paper.
Double-sided prints, inverted black/sand.
Signed and limited (never to be printed in this format again--because it was bloody difficult).
A5 (148mm x 210 mm).
Rounded and solid black edges.
5 x A5 archival prints.
5 x Seed envelopes:
(Eucalyptus obliqua - 1.3gm)
(Banksia marginata - 0.8gm)
(Allocasuarina verticillata - 1gm)
(Acacia melanoxylon - 1.2gm)
(Poa labillardierei - 1gm)
1 x Seeds of Hope pattern print - A2 , 100gsm, folded.
Donation to Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation
Postage is FREE within Australia but unfortunately, these seeds cannot be sent outside the country due to biosecurity rules. There is an option to buy the artwork ONLY, excluding seeds. I recommend that for all international orders.
This is a zero deforestation print edition. The paper used to produce this artwork is made from 100% recycled paper. The packaging, protective paper, and paper tape used to package these prints contain no virgin wood fibre. As a result, this artwork puts zero pressure on the forest systems of the world and supports a sustainable method of art production.