Seed Art with Cathy Camper
Seed Art, or what is sometimes called “crop art” is a branch of mosaic art, which is alive and well and still going strong after two-three thousand years.
There is a custodial aspect and preservation ethic associated with this plant-based art form. Making Crop art is not only a way preserving and rejuvenating a vibrant folk craft but its practice foregrounds the need to collect, store, and value the lore and varieties of seeds
Cathy Camper is the author of the award-winning Lowriders in Space graphic novel series, Arab Arab All Year Long ,Ten Ways to Hear Snow and Bugs Before Time. Her iconic seed art helped revitalize crop art exhibits at the Minnesota State Fair, where her seed mosaics have won many blue ribbons. Her work has been featured in Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, by Amy Sedaris. Cathy is a librarian and lives in Portland, Oregon.
Recommended for grades 3 and up