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 - 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 spark in the fertile ground of pure potential there arises a great throb of energy, motion, and meaning . . . resolving itself into stillness once again - the cycle of Life, a play of Consciousness.
An image of the Corn Goddess as Our Lady of Guadalupe gives birth to the symbol of the Mother of Maize, which serves as the ground of Cornfield.
Evolution of the ICON and the birth of Cornfield.
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