Digital collage on paper. 2020
This is Patricia Barry Levy.
Seed Saver #3 is made up of multiple composited photographs. Working this way allows me to delve into the realm of imagination. This piece uses entirely my photographs with one important exception. The sentinel bird bearing the seed on its back is a vintage illustration.
The dreamed-up neighborhood consists of structures from a handful of different parts of the world merged together to create a common global community. The title derives from real world Seed Savers, who protect plant diversity for future generations.
This work reflects my deep concerns about the extent to which we humans have radically degraded the physical environment of the Earth. Here I am depicting a to-be-desired place where flora and birds are reclaiming a primary position of importance and influence over a united and cooperative world.