Four Pollen Grains

Material used: Spanish Alabaster

Pollen grains were the great Angiosperm plant innovation that freed themselves from water-dependent reproduction and dispersal. Male pollen could fly lightly into the stratosphere and travel huge distances, veritably a sealed spaceship of hope for the future generation. But 99% of these do not land on the female pistale and perish. The 1% that survive and fertilize the gynoecium have travelled against extreme odds.