Seed Pod

Seed Pod | East Wenatchee, WA | April 2020

Life’s initial phase has a remarkably similar shape whether it’s seeds, salamanders or Sammy, our gas station attendant down the road. An embryo generally sports an elliptical shape, porous membrane, umbilical cord and khaki shirt with a “Sammy” patch above the pocket. (Wait a minute … it’s a known fact that salamanders mostly go shirtless until they’re adults.) All these incredible characteristics emerge from the miracle of cellular mechanics, those mysterious processes that spur growth, guide specialization and determine who pumps gas and who takes photos that make people say, “Huh?”