Farmland in Downtown Manhattan
A number of iconic images of the World Trade Center towers have been shared over the years, but this week I was pleasantly surprised to learn about a few more. This selection from a 1982 art installation by Agnes Denes, in Downtown Manhattan’s Battery Park.
Two acres of wheat planted and harvested by conceptual artist Agnes Denes in 1982.
“Planting and harvesting a field of wheat on land worth $4.5 billion created a powerful paradox. Wheatfield was a symbol, a universal concept; it represented food, energy, commerce, world trade, and economics. It referred to mismanagement, waste, world hunger and ecological concerns. It called attention to our misplaced priorities”