Art & Photography Books:

Seed Queen

The Story of Crop Art and the Amazing Lillian Colton

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Seed Queen by Colleen Sheehy
$46.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 10-14 days

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 6-11 September using standard courier delivery

Description

At the same time Andy Warhol was changing American art in New York City, Lillian Colton, owner of the Cinderella Clip 'n' Curl in Owatonna, Minnesota, launched her own version of pop art. From her patient hands, practiced at embroidering linens and crocheting lace, came captivating portraits of Jesus, Elvis, Oprah, Lady Diana, Clinton, and Prince, intricately rendered in timothy, bromegrass, canola, poppy seeds, salsify, alsike, bird's-foot trefoil, grits, and wild rice. Seed Queen brings to light the story of this crop artist extraordinaire -- how she developed her matchless aesthetic by merging rural traditions from her childhood on a farm with a love of Hollywood movies, training as a hairstylist, and skills in drawing and painting -- and the larger story of crop art as it has evolved over time. This lively illustrated volume features dozens of colour images of Colton's crop art and of the work of those she has continued to inspire since she took home the blue ribbon for her portrait of Nixon at the 1969 Minnesota State Fair. Countless artists have taken the genre in new directions in recent years, opening up the pantheon of the famous, taking on political issues, and satirising those in power -- all through the meticulous positioning of thousands of individual seeds.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
colour photos
Imprint
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Pages
118
Dimensions
255x225x17
ISBN-13
9780873515924
Product ID
2251400

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 204 Banana Points