The Last Seed

Art Guide
September/October 2018
Tracey Clement

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The seeds, fruit, and vegetables in Tavener’s images seem to float in space, a reminder that all life on earth relies on energy from our nearest star – the Sun. Her jewel-like artworks serve to highlight just how precious and precarious life on earth is. It is not just the seeds stored in Norway that are vulnerable: all seeds, all plants and all animals worldwide are threatened by manmade climate change. If The Blue Marble asked us to look at the planet and see it differently – not as a resource to be exploited but as a gift to be treasured – Janet Tavener’s images in The Last Seed ask us to take a long hard look at ourselves and what we value.

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