1988 Zea

Zea

A colloquium including a trip to Yucatan sparked  interest in corn, the grain of the new world.  In Zea, Mignon celebrates the physical characteristics of corn, the grain of the new world.  Mignon designed Zea using Mayan nomenclature for names in this large body of work latent with strong ritualistic overtones, focusing on the plant’s individual kernel and its textural husk, or “holoch” in the Mayan language.