Llandaff Library staff talk about art: Jenny Godfrey

Agnes Denes  Wheatfield – A Confrontation, Battery Park Landfill, downtown Manhattan, 2 acres of wheat planted & harvested, summer 1982 with artist standing in the field 1982 

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I love this image of Agnes Denes in her wheatfield under the twin towers in NY before they were destroyed. I love the work because therein lies a long story about food  and money and Western greed and the inequalities of the world recounted in beauty and every time I tell students how the money merchants in the twin towers wept to see the wheat gathered in (they spent their days looking a computer screen moving money (and therefore food…) around the world) I get  choked up too.

Jenny Godfrey is visual resources librarian at Llandaff Library

More information

Jenny’s Art, Design and Architecture blog 

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