Culture Map Houston: Corn people & tortilla fortune telling: Artist Jorge Rojas studies maize to discover his roots

Published April 10, 2011 As part of Round 34: Matter of Food at Project Row Houses, Rojas has devoted his installation to the adoration of corn, bringing to life its divine allusions to Mexican and Native American cultures, while creating his own. After studying the flexible crop's references, especially at a time when it rules as a genetically modified organism (GMO), Rojas's work is interactive, thoughtful and playful.

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