It starts with a seed from the gourd that has gone before...
Female flowers develop a baby bump that grows, filling up with water and seeds.
Lots of warm temperatures, sunlight and water equals healthy plants.
What is left is a new crop ready to harvest.
Full of water, fiber and seeds it’s time to dry out. Which means lots of Mold, but like cheese it’s what gives them character!
This phase can take up to 18 months.
Reaching immortality. Nature becomes a 3 Dimensional piece of Functional Art.
...put in dry storage away from Rodents desiring tasty seeds to fill their Winter pantry.
What the Artist does with it is very personal.
... for all to enjoy!
Copyright 2019 Kristina Simkins