That's why I'm fascinated by an art project in Arizona, near Phoenix. Matthew Moore is an artist who is watching his family farm fall to encroaching development. His response has been a series of art projects using the remaining fields as his canvas.
Rotations: Moore Estates is an exact replica of the first planned community being built on my family's land. The homes have been planted in sorghum and the roads in a black-bearded wheat. The project is a third scale of the actual development, which can be seen to the east of the project.Mr. Moore has also carved a new-home floor-plan into a 20-acre field of barley.
I've always enjoyed corn mazes, but this is something bigger.
(With thanks to WFMU's Beware of the Blog)