‘The Seeds We Sow’ is dedicated to the aftermath of the Second Artsakh War in Armenia. Otherwise known as the “Forty-Four Day War,” it claimed over four thousand Armenians’ lives and displaced more than seventy thousand people from the Artsakh region (also known as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic).
This installation consists of over four thousand pomegranate seeds arranged in rows on wooden boards decorated with traditional Armenian patterns. Pomegranates are one of the most recognizable symbols of Armenia, symbolizing fertility and good fortune.
Each seed is unique in its shape; each represents a life lost during the latest conflict in the region. As the fight over the territory continues, none of these seeds will bear the fruits of pomegranate.
The scale is overwhelming: heavy casualties are often very hard to visualize. It aims to bring attention to the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region while emphasizing the real cost of any war.
This installation is an invitation to contemplate mortality.
(For my family)