Plant Shapes


sculpture carved in stone of a seed pod

My foray into the extraordinary detail and beauty of plant shapes and seeds in particular continues – what remarkable tiny and exotic representations of nature they are.

From the pod stem swells a bursting body, with lip, a curved edge as opening out of which the seed will disperse. This simple single pod, holding the seed before its moment of glory bursting free to begin life in the soil.

The sculpture a reminder, a preserved moment, encapsulating the abundance of summer, the cycle of growth and tenacity of nature.

Seed pod sculpture carved in Springstone

Seed Pod sculpture – carved in Springstone





  1. Comment by Rosemary Redway:

    I like the flecking on the Springstone, and the polished finish accentuating the swollen belly, the womb, full of seeds to be dispersed in the fullness of time.

    • Reply by Jennifer:

      Thankyou – and yes. The stone suits the shape so well I think – recently at the exhibition in Oxford, the stand next to me was Laura Ngyou, Jewellery and Object – and she had as part of her display, a most beautiful seed pod from the Bottle Tree. My sculpture bore a very close resemblance to it, even colourwise – it was quite a wonderful moment seeing it.

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