All profits from sales of these prints will be donated to the Native American Seed Sanctuary, discussed in Lindsey Danis's piece. In the sunflower's leaf you see the word "rematriation," a term being used in the indigenous, seed-sovereignty movement (instead of the patriarchally associated repatriation) to reflect the return of the seeds to their spiritual origins, Mother Earth.
8 x 10 inch
signed, limited edition
letterpress print of original papercut on 300 gsm/110 lb 100% cotton paper
printed by Kerin Brooks Smith on Vandercook press.
Native American Seed Sanctuary
The Native American Seed Sanctuary is a collaboration between Seedshed, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, and the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe of northern New York to help keep the cultures of the Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora tribes intact and thriving through seed saving. For these indigenous tribes, seeds are sacred, not just for the food they provide, but also to the traditional ceremonies, practices and ancestral connections tied to the seeds. This partnership works to save, restore, and rematriate traditional seed varieties, and in doing so, the cultural memory attached to them. Find out more at seedshed.org.