Elevated Prairie is an elevated fingerprint-shaped labyrinth of 30-inch high Corten steel planters is planted with wild blackland prairie, allowing visitors to momentarily enter the space of this once vast wilderness. Also a meditation on the front lawn, referencing mowing patterns, this contemporary baroque parterre transforms with the seasons.
Medium: Corten steel, native grasses and flowers, copper, berm lawn.
Dimensions: 4’ x 300’ x 30’ (approx 1/8 acre)
Site: Central/East Austin Police Station and Forensics Lab, Austin Texas.
Client(s): Austin Art in Public Places, Austin Police Dept.