Seed Words and Genesis are works in my Inflorescence series. Inflorescence, meaning bloom, refers to the plant worldbut also, by extension, to books rediscovered in the context of the series. In the digital age, the printed and bound book, though still highly functional and aesthetically appealing, has become in many respects an antiquated engineering practice. Nevertheless, the book retains the power to propagate information, seed new ideas, take root, and even grow and change over time in the mind of the reader. To come upon shoots and leaves sprouting and blossoming amid a more familiar kind of seedbed or plot is to renew our sense of the books perennial force.