Seed Series, part of a larger body of work called Green Fingered, posits the possibility that those of homosexual persuasion are more likely to have a visceral impact on the cultivation of plants.
Accelerated growth, crop abundance and overall increased vegetational health were observed by German botanist, Dr. Gerda Haeckel during studies of communal lesbian gardeners throughout the 1970 and 80’s.
Seed Series is a collection of eight photographic portraits and one text art image of some of Haeckel’s original subjects and their finest vegetable specimens. Seed Series illustrates how research in the medical and social sciences has to date focused on trying to identify genetic and psychological traits relating to sexuality.
At a time when research continues to find the ‘gay gene’, Seed Series coalesces aspects of gender and cultural studies with biological science through provocative visual representation.