Sunday, September 26, 2010

Slain Corn Field

When I see a harvested corn field with its remnants strewn across the ground and stubs still anchored in rows, it reminds me of those huge landscapes by Anselm Kiefer filled with history, blood, and fragments of past struggles. I have a lively imagination when it comes to corn fields. Do you know the passage in Walden where Thoreau describes his battle with the weeds, as if he was a warrior in the Trojan War?

6 comments:

cohen labelle said...

This is a great one!

Nika said...

What a fantastic painting, I can hear the sounds of battle. Love how it's composed, you've done a great job!

Donna T said...

Wow, powerful image! The red corn stalks really add to the feeling of a battle having occured in that field!

Bob Lafond said...

Marcia, Nika, and Donna, Thank you. I guess I was being a little melodramatic. But a couple weeks earlier I saw the cornfield before it was cut down. Stately, proud, fruitful...

Caroline Bray Art said...

This is FANTASTIC. So many textures and colours - the everyday made beautiful and intriguing. And I can see why such scenes make your imagination run wild. You have Kiefer's textures going on here...Love Kiefer. Love the reference.

Bob Lafond said...

Caroline, Thank you. I find it amusing that my picture is 8x10 inches, while Kiefer is usually 50 times bigger.