Art for Nature

Story of a Seed ©

 

June 2019: Roberto and I gathered bags of flying aerial seeds of Poplus Alba along the Po river,  Val Padana, Italy.

July 2019: it comes out the idea of "Seed Bombs", a project for a Botanical Garden.

November 2019: we designed and realized our Murano blown-glass eggs and we fill them with the Poplus seeds.

April 2020: opening of the exhibit at the Gardens. For obvious reasons the opening date has shifted but we decided to show part of our project here.

 

Officinadïdue's artistic project focus on Seed Bombing, a reforestation practice in use for several years and which has given rise to various forests in the world , for the ability to spread seeds and plants in large areas in a short time.

Specifically, it concerns the use of airplanes that drop thousands of bombs made of humus and seeds (seed bombs) or small plants on dry, burnt or difficult-to-reach areas.

The theme of reforestation, the preservation of biodiversity and the absorption of CO2 are all obviously interconnected but are also linked to socio-economic and geopolitical factors with the forecast of displacements of millions of climate migrants and possible social and political destabilizations, economic crises. wars.

The use of "bombs that bring life and not destruction" has therefore been one of the fascinations that the artists have explored and proposed to the public.

The material that Officinadïdue uses for this large diffused installation is Murano blown glass in homage to their land of origin but above all for the characteristics linked to fragility, purity, transparency, ephemeral origin and alchemical use.

 © 2020 by Officinadïdue