Monday, July 4, 2011

Genesis: Blue Corn

This is number 22 in the Genesis Series of paintings. I wanted to find real Hopi Blue Corn for another painting, but no luck, even from friends in Arizona/New Mexico. Evidently you just can't get the real thing anywhere. I finally bought blue corn (Indian Corn) at Thanksgiving time from my local supermarket. It isn't the same but it is close enough. I especially liked the fact that the corn cob was red, which I would not have known had the kernels not fallen out when I moved the bunch of cobs. It looked awful in the painting I bought it for, so it became one of the Genesis paintings.