The ICON is a mystery. It could be described as a seminal structure and hierarchy, and a symbol for the spiritual evolution of Mind. And you may observe that the ICON functions as an integral element of the Cornfield installation, evolving from two-dimensional sacred geometry into a three-dimensional living symbol.
The ICON is also a meta-structure, a fertile device that can contain a multitude of images from nature, art history, and the imagination. It is a visual farm, planted with crops of imagery which are rotated through the various fields of the structure. In this sense, the ICON also serves as vehicle, containing a condensed version of the artstory gleaned from the experience of Cornfield.
A mystery, a symbol, a device, a farm, a vehicle, a home . . . the ICON can be whatever you want it to be. Could even be a composter.
The Life of ICONS I - Western Mandala (Creation), II - Wombs and Seeds (Sustenance), III - Homefire (Destruction) Oil on linen each 84"H x 84"W
L to R: Icons - Read Me, Sources, Dissolutions, Weddings, Red Icon oil on panels 36" and 48" H
Cornfield Storyboard Plate 7 of 33
Cornfield Storyboard Plate 8 of 33
Icon animations Phoenix evolution
Apotheosis of the Corn Goddess 84"H x 60"W oil on linen
Animation - a visual concept storyboard for the Cornfield Movie 10 min