The Great River
THE GREAT RIVER (1999) Winona State Library, Winona, MN
Media: Epoxy terrazzo with prefabricated brass, aluminum, and bronze imbeds
Dimensions: 26’ diameter lobby
Commissioning Agency: Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places
For this installation, a terrazzo and limestone lobby floor for the Winona State University Library, we transformed the 26 foot diameter lobby into a regional map, centered on Winona, with river images of Minnesota that include a paddle wheel, logging brands and indigenous fish. The extensive placement of brass text within the river pays homage to Minnesota’s writers and defines the river current.