The CORNFIELD Movie   -  Artstory animation and conceptual storyboard     10 min


The Cornfield Movie  presents an initial cinematic experiment to gather and edit the various elements of Cornfield.  It shows a visual expansion of the Artstory through pictures in motion.  Currently the Cornfield Movie functions as a conceptual draft for a richer and more elaborate film.  The sound track married to the animation is entitled  Four Sea Interludes  by English composer Benjamin Britten, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.  This powerful and beautiful music evokes the moods of the ever-changing seas, conjuring an expression in sound of the constantly emerging, growing, and dissolving forms of life and of the energies of Cornfield . . a sea of Maize. 

The theme of Cornfield  is simple, and the thread of that simplicity can be easily followed in the trajectory of its cinematic component.  From a fertile ground of pure potential there arises a great deal of energy, motion, and meaning . . . resolving itself into stillness once again  -  the cycle of life, a play of Consciousness.






                A magically realistic image of the Corn Goddess morphs into a Hopi-inspired abstract icon of the Goddess of Maize, serving as the floor design of Cornfield.









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