|The leaf blades of the Water is Life sculpture, created by Cecilia Schiller and |
Willis Bowman silhouetted against the sky at Maplewood Mall.
|The mural Rainy Day, created by David Aichinger, Jessica Turtle, and |
Christy Schwartz is enjoyed by St. Peter School visitors.
|The Water is Life sculpture waits to be unveiled. The wood trunk of the tree|
(wrapped in a tarp) harbors musical chimes underneath the bark that play when
the turbine leaves rotate.
|St. Peter's fourth graders rehearse for the art dedication ceremony on|
May 24th at Maplewood Mall.
|Rainy Day, the large tile mural provides a dramatic backdrop for the Watershed |
District's stormwater management features.
Schiller’s idea for the sculpture was developed over the course of a year by interacting with watershed district staff, volunteers and community members and exploring sites and waterways within the watershed. Its Tree of Life motif carries the message about the interconnections between water and life. Ultimately she chose the location at Maplewood Mall for its unique challenge to use rainwater in creative ways and the opportunity it offered to reach a large and diverse audience while promoting ideas of innovative water stewardship efforts and their benefits in a fun, inviting way.
|A spider, one of the many smaller images|
incorporated in the mural.
|St Peter's students write in their journals about the mural's messages.|
We hope to see you there!! It will be a great time for folks of all ages.
For more information contact Sage Passi, Watershed Education Specialist at sage.passi[at]rwmwd.org or at 612-598-9163.