My cycling friend Rich and I were surprised to encounter a series of remarkable sculptures planted amongst the corn rows on the north side of  Mecox Road, just west of Pauls Lane, in Watermill today. The half-dozen totemic, white figures, mouths open as if crying out, dotted the field at varying heights to dramatic effect. An environmental art installation? 21st century scarecrows? A little of both?  We couldn’t be sure, but we got off our bikes to take a closer look.

Subsequently, we learned that this installation, entitled Children of the Corn, is the latest by the Canadian artist Terence Koh, whose work has been exhibited internationally. reported that it had been unveiled in Hamptons fashion to a celebrity-studded crowd at a party on Aug. 7.

Sorry we missed the fete, but this unexpected discovery along an otherwise familiar route made our morning bike ride memorable in its own way.

photo: velojoy

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2 Responses to koh sculptures pop from corn in hamptons

  1. Peter Wunsch says:

    How cool is that? Are there other cornfield installations to look for? Much less disturbing that possible jumpers on buildings in Manhattan.

  2. Jamie says:

    love them, thanks for sharing them with me. all is well with us.

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