Seed carver Sergey Jivetin

Furrow project is intended to be a conversation starter on the subject of humanity’s ever present desire to alter nature, an invitation to reexamine the very complex motives and consequences of domestication. Seeds are a powerful metaphor containing a wealth of histories and associations. Carving an artistic mark into the seed will physically help to release the organic energy contained within, but also liberate these topics for open dialog.

Partnering with Hudson Valley Seed Company, Seedshed and other horticultural organizations across the country, Furrow project travels to different venues to engage local communities in a seed alteration and germination/development experiment. Audience members are invited to bring seeds with individual significance to be engraved with the interpretations of the respective stories, and subsequently planted.