THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THE SEED SURVEY!
Late last December SEED.ART.LAB Studio interns Jane and Sam helped me draw up this survey which I was so delighted to see so many participate in … the first ever Homage to the Seed Survey!
Due to Xmas and summer holiday season we put it on hold and came back about 10 days ago to promote the survey for a February 1st deadline.
Names/email addresses went into a basket this evening and were drawn by Olivia, my 83 year old mother (and long-standing Art Patron) who was honoured to be given this task!!!
AND THE WINNER of the ORIGINAL ARTWORK goes to:
We've let Mary know and are keen to receive her postal address
so we can organise to send the Watercolour Seedpod drawing!
RUNNER UP PRIZE: A set of Homage to the Seed postcards!
Olivia drew Robyn West so we look forward to hearing from Robyn!
I decided tonight to add two other small prizes on the spur of the moment …
FIRST PERSON TO SUPPORT THE SURVEY:
Back on Day 1 of the Survey … our first lovely respondent Nat Billing will be sent a tiny seedy something!
YOUNGEST PERSON TO ENTER: It was very interesting for Sam, Jane and I to note that responses were coming from the over 30’s…. well... from the over 40’s actually. So when I realised only one young person entered I decided to give 21 year old Jacqueline Wallis a small seedy surprise too. So do send us your details please Jacqueline!
I was very pleased to find so many thoughtful comments in your answers ... clearly we could have had a prize for that category too so I’ve added two answers for you to read below! I plan to write a blog post and quote more answers on that… so stay tuned.
Question Ten: What does the term Biodiversity mean to you?
I thought I’s share entrant’s Corrine’s answer:
“life's variety - it is like a library of resources to keep the environment in balance - as we remove biodiversity we remove resillience, resillience to threatening processes (weeds, fire, extreme climate events and changes over time) and we lose vital links in the food web"
… good yes?
And this poignant one from Nicki when answering Q 9: Is there an environmental story that concerns you?
The grasslands that once covered the Darling Downs are classed as Critically Endangered and they are present at only 1% of their orginal level before European settlemnt. Another 70-100 hectares will be lost at Acland if Stage 3 mine is approved. This grassland has Austral cornflowers and blue grass and rare lizards. Cornflowers are one of the most beautiful plants in the world to me!
SEEDS ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT +
THE ECOSYSTEMS THEY RELY ON
+ THE ROLE THEY HAVE IN OUR LIVES !
THANKS FOR TAKING PART IN THIS SURVEY AND PROVIDING MUCH FOR US TO THINK ABOUT.
COME AND VISIT SEED.ART.LAB SOON
OR FIND THE PROJECT ONLINE VIA http://about.me/sophie_munns/#
IF YOU ARE TOO FAR AWAY!
THANK YOU FRIENDS OF THE SEEDS!
Sophie, Jane and Sam!
PHOTO OF OLIVIA DRAWING THE 2 PRIZES THIS EVENING!
I've added the recent video on Homage to the Seed made by the Global Crop Diversity Trust ... its 3.30 mins and includes artwork with audio!