Winifred Helton Harmon
CORN GOD SERIES
Friday April 13 – Sunday, May 20, 2012
Opening Reception April 13
As part of the FLORA Spring Exhibition
5:30 to 8:30 pm
The Corn God images revealed themselves to Winifred Helton Harmon in a powerful vision while photographing in a cornfield in late September 2010.
Immersed in the towering stalks, she began her day by taking photographs at eye-level. When she looked through her lens, these images did not fulfill her; they seemed trite or familiar. She began to feel closed-in between the cornrows, and since she is always looking up to the sky, she pointed her camera upward. What she saw through the lens, took her breath away. The secret lives of the corn stalks and their “life force” were revealed to her. The stalks colors, movements and positioning against the pure blue sky were awe-inspiring. And as the wind moved them, and the light danced off their leaves they positioned themselves in a way where she saw them speaking to each other, confronting each other, making peace with each other in beautiful regalia. She felt compelled to capture their portraits since they had granted her permission to be apart of such as sacred event.
By presenting her photographs in a larger format, Harmon tries to coerce the viewer to become connected to nature on a more intimate level. Her hope is to humble the viewer to the magnificence of nature’s beauty and thus create a permanent bond that will elicit them to protect the earth and allow it to continue to flourish and nurture humanity.
Fine Art Prints signed by the Artist are available in various sizes. For all inquiries contact Floreantprojects@gmail.com.