Corn Porn

May 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Central Illinois Author Terra Brockman of Henry's Farms had an article titled: Corn Porn, published in the magazine Orion in 2009. It was an excerpt from her lovely book: The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food And Life on a Sustainable Farm.  

I happened upon the article a week before the opening of “Seasons & Cycles of Corn” as seen or created by local photographers"  

I had been invited a year ago to participate in this themed hanging.  

AND I had a super time capturing a variety of corn in seasonal settings. ( see best of slide show below) 

In her article Terra writes " corn sex starts, as most things do with male and female parts:  the tassle at the top of the stalk and the proto-kernals along the cob. " 

I certainly am not an expert in corn botany,  I did find the article interesting and loved that it found me in time for my work to be shared.  Naively I had no idea I was photographing corn sex!! I met Terra through our Farmers Market community here,  and I appreciate her writing very much!!

I was honored that Eaton Gallery placed one of my submissions,  "Tassle" in the window for it's artist reception. It will be there in all it's glory until May 20th.  Saturdays from 9-2, and Wednesdays too!!

© image by Karen Hanrahan

© images by Karen Hanrahan

 

 

 


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