Cathy Camper, a local Portland artist, makes interpretive portraits and images of nature from seeds. Her seed art pieces sparkle with color, and imagination; in a sense, they pay homage to the beauty and simplicity that abounds in nature. Food is more than for eating, in this story, it becomes the source material for artistic expression.
Are you a seed saver? A collector, maybe? I have been off and on over the years. Mainly I pick up seedpods of various plants that I think are beautiful. They sit in the windowsill, on my desk, next to the lamp. Just someplace so I can be reminded how exquisite Mother Earth can be. I like to notice the different shapes they come in, their colors, and even the textures. They really are something to behold. Yes, yes, they are essential for every gardener, but, in the case of Cathy Camper, they are the main ingredients for her works of art: Seed Art. For those of you from the Midwest, this art form is better known as Crop Art
A whole new way of viewing, and of seeing, art in nature.