While finding back ways home from Muirfield to our hotel, we happened to pass this interesting phenomenon- very weird!
The Field of Corn is a half acre full (109 of them) of 6 foot tall ears or husked corn molded from white cement. The ears are standing upright, as if growing from the ground like stalks of corn. The Field is a salute to Sam Frantz, an inventor of hybrid corn.
Designed by: Malcolm Cochran the field was intended by the Dublin Arts Council to remind residents of the area's long-gone agricultural heritage. The Field of Corn instantly became a joke -- giant inedible food -- paid for with tax dollars, and surrounded by a sprawl of corporate offices, bland businesses and suburban neighborhoods.
Field of Corn is one of the most unusual monuments I’ve ever seen. Ohio artist Malcolm Cochran created it in 1994. Human-sized ears of corn commemorate Dublin’s history as a farming community and charming rural landscape. A row of Osage orange trees recognizes Dublin’s first farmers who used the trees as natural fences.
The original village of Dublin was located in what is now Dublin Historic District. Some of the buildings along the High and Riverview Streets date back to the early 1800s and reflect flavor of Pre-Industrial era. It’s a pleasure to walk along shops, taverns and restaurants that line quaint brick sidewalks. Visitor and Information Center conveniently located at the intersection of High and Bridge Street. It’s open 9 AM - 5 PM but if you like me visit this charming town during business trip than you still have a chance to get in. They leave entrance to the hall open even after 5 PM giving late visitors a chance to get a local area maps, guides and all kinds of brochures.