SEED: objects of wonder

Designed and hand-bound by Folded Leaf, June 2021

SEED: objects of wonder is a new mixed media journal of art and writing, devised by writers Felicia Olusanya and Grace Wilentz. Aware of virtual platform fatigue and a revived interest in receiving beautiful mail, they came up with the idea of making a paper ‘cabinet of curiosities’ in which a curated selection of prints, poetry, interviews, film stills, recipes, photographs and crafts can be found.

The vision for SEED is to get writers, artists, craftspeople and other creatives collaborating around common themes and responding to each others’ work. Issue #1 of the journal contains responses to the theme of ‘ancestors’. This broad theme attracted work that looks at how younger artists are interpreting, protecting and transforming traditions of the past, while stepping into the role of ‘ancestors in training’ for future generations.

In issue #1, you’ll find something to read, something to eat, something to dance to, things to look at and listen to, to watch, to keep, and something to plant for a new season.

SEED is funded by the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.