Michael Meilahn

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These ears of corn are made of glass & bronze, and come to us from a Wisconsin artist and farmer named Michael Meilahn.

Michael Meilahn spent a year in the Peace Corp in Bolivia, earning a Masters in Art. After his studies, he returned home to farm and to build a glass/art studio. In time, the art imagery became a story about farming and farming demanded a more creative venue. His work has evolved into conceptual mixed media and installation configurations centered on the pop culture icon of an ear of corn representing eons of time, evolution, selective breeding, and survival of the fittest. Collections include Figge Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass and Museum of Art and Design.

To see more of Michael’s work, or to contact him regarding purchases or commissions, check out his website! Link below:

www.michael-meilahn.com

Fun Fact: In the days of the early settlers to North America, corn was so valuable that it was used as money and traded for other products such as meat and furs.

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