Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sewing Corn Kernels, One by One

The past few days I have been working on sewing one piece of corn for the Monsanto piece. I am sewing each kernel on by hand and it is taking a lot longer than I thought just to get one side done. But in the end these two will be sewn together to make a piece of plushy heirloom corn. I wondered whether I should do only yellow corn or do the many other varieties that exist. I thought this piece could also make a comment on how Monsanto is growing their genetically modified corn in Mexico. Mexico fears that if Monsanto were to grow their GMO corn in Mexico it would cross contaminate their many varieties of native corn. Here is a short article about it.

Here is an image of some of the corn varieties I am going to sew.

I also went to salvation army and bought a flannel and suit jacket for $5. Now I won't feel so bad cutting them up. :0 )