The ancients regarded the avocado seed as the panacea of all ills and not without a little reason. Scientific studies have come to the conclusion that the seed, for its amount of fiber and amino acids, has a lot of healing applications : cholesterol control, anti-tumor, weight reduction, strengthens the immune system, prevents premature aging, cataract fight, lightens the hair, treats the thyroid, against stomach spasms and a very wide etcetera.
Because of this and because it was introduced into the diet of the famous, "good people" and hipsters, in recent times fruit has gained the same status as it did in our grandparents' time.
The avocado eventually suffered an international explosion of consumption because it was considered a superfood and, on the other hand, gave rise to a kind of panic in Anglo-Saxon societies for what they call " avocado hand ": fingers cut for not knowing how to break an avocado, Something that to people who have grown up eating avocado on their feet all their lives seems ridiculous.
Either way, avocado is one of the most delicious and healthy foods in the world, sometimes called "butter of the gods", the dearest fruit of the most beautiful bird: the quetzal .
And, as we can see here, it has numerous uses as well, including the possibility of turning its seed into interesting artistic figures, into a cosmos of "stone" faces.
Jan Campbell one day discovered the beauty and texture of avocado seed after eating one for the first time and began experimenting by sanding its surface out of pure curiosity.
The Irish artist then began to create a whole series of figures inspired by Celtic folklore, which she calls "stones".
Till tranquil faces of nature spirits in the bones of avocado and sometimes fungi, goddesses, totems, and protectors. A marvel of creativity that comes from simply agreeing and paying attention to detail.
You can visit Avocado Stone Faces to see more of his work or visit his Etsy store for these nice mini sculptures.