Drive along virtually any road in rural Ohio, and you will see them everywhere: towering cornstalks, high as an elephant’s eye, dappled brown and tan and deep green in the warm autumn sunshine. It’s harvest time in Ohio.
What to do with a field full of dried cornstalks on the eve of winter, after the ears of corn have been harvested? This Ohio farmer piled the stalks together in the shape of Mercury capsules and left them in the field — where they looked a bit like shambling swamp creatures in slow pursuit of a victim. You might say they looked like they were stalking someone.