So, a little fine art talk today. After I finished the first piece I was working on (encased the seeds in the beeswax/resin mixture), I started on a second. I didn't carve the cavities for the seeds large enough for many of the seeds to achieve the surface quality I wanted when I filled them with the seeds and wax. So, I ended up scraping the wax off, digging out the seeds, and re-carving the cavities. Once I placed the seeds back in to see if everything looked the way I wanted, I noticed that there was beauty there as well. (The first two pictures seeds that had been re-embedded, but the wax was still too thick, so some had been scraped off...I find there is beauty there as well.)
I like for my process to show in my work (therefore, the piece becomes a palimpsest), so all the reworking to scrape the wax and dig the seeds out show on this piece. I like objects with a story.