Time Capsules of Life

March 3 2019

Seeds are the most complex organs produced by plants, capable of traveling space and time to ensure the biodiversity of our planet. Their astonishing diversity of forms and structures are revealed through a unique collection of colored micrographs and scientific texts on the natural history of seeds.

Visual artist Rob Kesseler and seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy of the Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, created a breathtaking example of an art & science collaboration. The images afford an unprecedented view into a most astonishing microcosm, where even the tiniest examples reveal an otherworldly beauty and degree of sophistication, but not for aesthetic reasons, but to create masterpieces of biological engineering.

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