Genevieve Guadalupe – C
Organic Corn Farming
Corn or maize finds its roots in the Balsas River Valley of South-Central Mexico. It started being domesticated about 9000 years ago. Corn cultivation was introduced in South America from Mexico about 6000 years ago and began to spread north about 4000 years ago. In the 15th century, Spanish explorers and traders carried it back to Europe and introduced it to other countries. Maize is a staple of Mexican cuisine and one of the most largely consumed cereal all over the world. Corn is also used as feed for livestock, chemicals and bio-fuel. Because of its popularity it has been greatly genetically modified. Farming organic corn gives us the opportunity to return to a natural seed and enjoy the different varieties of colored corn.
Materials and technique: natural hand dyed cottons, batik cottons, cotton batting, poly thread, wood block, printing ink.
fabric dyeing, wood block printing, machine pieced, machine quilted.