|'Crown of Corn', 2014, cyanotype, 76 x 61 cm|
Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Jericho, OX2 6DF
23 April - 31 May
Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12 - 6 pm
'Surrounding the growing of corn, are the many rituals, offerings, music and dance that have evolved since man first cultivated crops. Antonia Bruce's cyanotypes capture the corn cobs that tower above the farmers. Laid against heavy duty watercolour paper which she paints with a solution of iron compounds, the silhouettes of her subjects are developed in daylight, creating exquisite shadows on blue.
Corn is the food stuff of life, the ‘first food’ for many. The natural diversity of maize grown over thousands of years contributes to our treasured bio-diversity, and is an essential resource for mankind. Antonia Bruce has been working on a cooperative exchange between UK and Mexican artists, responding to ‘First Foods’. In Mexico’s Heartland, ‘everyman’ has a perceived right to his own plot ‘La Milpa’ - to grow his own corn, beans and squash.'
First Food Residency