“The Seed Bank Project” is a multi-year project from Jones that explores the interconnectivity of culture, ecology, and time. Each bank refers back to the seed saving practices of the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, the ancient Egyptian’s use of beeswax as preservative, and modern technologies like Earth Ships. These vessels can store seeds in a climate controlled environment for generations to come.
RACHEL MARNE JONES - Depth over Distance & the Seed Bank Project
Depth over Distance & The Seed Bank Project, an exhibition by Rachael Marne Jones. This exhibition of ceramic and mixed media explores how objects connect us with place, whether they are from nature or crafted by hand. Using signifiers of anthropocentric and geologic time, Jones uses ceramic sculpture to consider our travels across the earth, particularly those across the Western hemisphere in a time of environmental uncertainty.