The ICON is a symbol for Mind and spiritual evolution. Also titled YE AS OR (Your Everyday Artistic Symbol Of Reality), the ICON is a seminal structure and hierarchy. It functions as an integral element grown within Cornfield, specifically in the Cornfield Movie, where it evolves from two-dimensional sacred geometry into a three-dimensional awakened symbol entitled Phoenix. Within artwork of the Cornfield environment, Phoenix appears in Chorale at the apex of the centerpiece painting Apotheosis of the Corn Goddess. The ICON appears in the painting Olympia, directly opposite and across the Cornfield space in the center of Room 1-2-3 (4-5) .
The ICON is a meta-structure, a living fertile device, that hosts any number of images from nature, art history, and the imagination. It is a visual farm, planted with crops of imagery that are rotated through the various fields of the structure, all elements to be viewed from a higher perspective and played out in infinite variety and relationship. In this sense, the ICON also serves as vehicle, reflecting a condensed version of the story gleaned from the experience of Cornfield.
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
A poem of Wombs and Seeds
"A seed planter, A nutcracker, A dark horse running wild in the corn . . .
A grain crusher, An egg hatcher, A seedling ensnares Tiepolo's horn.
A depth diver, A love giver, A God seeker urgin'
Pablo's rooster, the Papal acorns, a pitchfork, and a virgin
In the center Love is found."
Borrowings: Rembrandt’s Mill, Tieplolo's The Sacrifice of Isaac,
Picasso’s Cock of Liberation, Michelangelo’s Nuts (Papal acorns) from the Sistine Chapel.
L to R: Icons - Read Me, Sources, Dissolutions, Weddings, Red Icon Oil on wood panels 36" and 48" H
Cornfield Storyboard Plate 7 of 33
Cornfield Storyboard Plate 8 of 33
Icon Animations - digital creation Phoenix Evolution
YE AS OR (Your Everyday Artistic Symbol Of Reality)
Apotheosis of the Corn Goddess 84"H x 60"W Oil on linen