Janet Christenot /Creative Wheat is a mixed media artist that specializes in creating art work from golden stalks of wheat.
The Origins of this Rare & Beautiful Art Form
Lie in ancient times dating back 8,000 years to the Egyptians.
Weaving stalks of grain into harvest symbols had its origin in the religious beliefs of early farmers.
The sun, moon, and rain - the very cycles of nature - had spiritual significance, and therefore myths were developed
to explain these wonders of nature and people's complete dependence upon it for their life and livelihood.
Many ancient cultures believed that a spirit lived in the grain. Weaving provided a trap for the spirit of the field,
thus ensuring hopes of a good season in the spring and a bountiful harvest in the fall.