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The design collection at stackt will be featuring Anna's The Seeds We Sow exhibit in the Studio


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“The Seeds We Sow”

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 4 thousand Armenians' lives and displaced more than 70,000 people from the region in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).

This installation consists of over 4,000 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 and colour; they represent a life lost during the latest conflict in the region. As the fight over the region continues, none of these seeds will bear the fruits of pomegranate.

The scale is overwhelming. Large numbers of casualties are often very hard to visualize. This installation aims to bring attention to the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region while emphasizing the real cost of any war.

@annapogossyan