Prince Crop Art
One of the more unique annual displays at the Minnesota State Fair is the grain art. If you're not familiar with grain art, it is exactly what the name implies; art made with grains. And...Since Minnesota's own Prince died this year, there was a plethora of grain art honoring His Purple Badness.
|by Cathy Camper|
This one, by Suzanne Mears, is probably my favorite:
|by Suzanne Mears|
Different types of grain are used for different colors and textures. For example, this first place winner by David Steinlicht was created using white millet, red millet, regular old millet, poppy seeds, black beans, wild rice and amaranth:
|by David Steinlicht|
All of them are quite impressive...
|by Nick Rindo|
...and each took a heckuva lot of time and effort.
|by Susanne Devitt|
Who would've thought that Prince would someday be commemorated in grain?
If you get a chance, check these out at the Minnesota State Fair. The grain art is located in the Agricultural Building, and there are a lot of other amazing pieces of Prince and other subjects.
Okay now, let's all wave our lighters/iPhones in the air and sing together:
By the way, if anyone knows the artist who created the one at the top, let me know!
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