Which came first, the seed or the tree?
From M, fall 2005
A new public art piece has sprouted on the Twin Cities campus in St. Paul. "Seed of Knowledge," located in front of the Plant Growth Facility and across from the Display and Trial Garden, is a 22-foot sculpture fabricated out of thick glass panels and painted steel. Designed by San Francisco artist Seyed Alavi, the seed is tilted backwards and "cracked open" to reveal a live tree growing within.