Saturday, 5 April 2014

Acadien Field Corn

Acadien Lune, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", Steven Rhude

When they realized that corn could be grown successfully, it proved to be a blessing to their existence due to its varied uses. Corn could be made into hominy, grits, and cornmeal. The corn shucks were used to make dolls, mattresses, hats, and brooms.  It was also used to smoke out mosquitoes. Dampened corn shucks were braided into rope and used for chair seats and hats. Cobs were used for stoppers and as kindling for fires. - The Acadien Village

Venus de l'Acadie, oil on board, 24" x 24", Steven Rhude

Steven Rhude, Wolfville, NS