Every September, the cow corn is harvested. This is not sweet “People Corn.” It is pure carbohydrate and is usually chopped and made into silage to feed to the dairy cows throughout the winter.
Occasionally the harvester leaves a patch, meant to represent the quality of the whole harvest for insurance purposes, and a few stalks are left standing to feed the wildlife instead of the cows.
We aren’t going to eat them with butter anytime soon.
But the crows, and the deer, and the bears love them.
The crisp edges and black lines of the linocut really lend themselves to cornfields and crows.
And watercolor adds the autumnal burnish.