1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Field Of Corn Celebrates Agriculture
There, you'll find 109 white ears of corn sculpted out of concrete and standing 6-ft., 3-in. tall in even rows. Interspersed with a stand of Osage Orange trees, the work is called "Field of Corn" by its creator, Columbus sculptor Malcolm Cochran.
I wanted to create a memorial for agricultural life which is rapidly disappearing around Dublin and elsewhere," says Cochran.
So a year and a half ago, Cochran and two landscape architects proposed setting up the "Field of Corn" as part of an Art in Public Places program.
The land was once owned by Sam Frantz, an Ohio pioneer of corn hybridization, which added significance to the project, notes Cochran.
It took about two months to create the 1,500-lb. ears of corn. Three rubber molds with different kernel patterns were used, and the concrete was poured in Dalton, Ga. The ears were shipped to Dublin on three flatbeds. They were erected and painted white last fall.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dublin Arts Council, 129 South High Street, Dublin, Ohio 43017 (ph 614 889-7444; fax 889-2888).
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