Anya Gallaccio  Silver Seed

Poem by Joeri Bakker
Ridinghouse 2005

25.4 × 27.9 cm  |  10 × 11 in
24 pp, 16 b&w ill
ISBN: 978 0 954171 08 7

Accompanying Anya Gallacio’s installation at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, this volume collects photographic images of seeds taken with an electro-scanning microscope at the Natural History Museum, London.

In her work, Gallaccio employs natural materials – flowers, fruit, water, grass – to create installations that transform the materials in fantastical and unexpected ways.


The artist’s installation at Mount Stuart features a pine tree where every flake of bark is coated in sparkling silver leaf, and six black-and- white photographs of conifer seeds that are taken with an electro-scanning microscope.


Alongside a poem by Joeri Bakker, the latter is drawn together in this volume to highlight the romantic and dream-like nature of this natural material.

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