Now, we are living in the era of the disappearance of seed diversity where 63% of plant species and 94% of vegetable species disappeared globally. The same phenomenon has occurred also in Korea. After recognition of the seriousness of this environmental problem, I’m on the project exploring the diverse beauty of indigenous seeds visually.
As a visual artist, the way I research and report native seeds is totally different from the way environmentalist does, which would preferably be the chance to spread this issue to the people so indifferent to keywords such as ‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘farming’ that had few chances to know this issue.
These facial expressions are composed only of native bean species in Korea. This is a simple image taken for fun but still shows the ‘multifariousness’ Mother Nature has by nature, which has been disappearing and must be preserved.