*Due to predictions of inclement weather, the reception for the 2017 University City Public Art Series has been rescheduled for May 6
This year's installation, Mound 28, was developed in response to the theme Uncommon Common Grounds. The student team (Jenn Brown, Erin Darnauer, Fin Roy-Nyline, and Jon Young) interpreted the theme as an opportunity to recognize the shared history of St. Louis as a mound-building region.
Mound 28 is an earthworks sculpture that will reimagine the existing landscape in Heman Park along Vernon Avenue. The forms emerge and subside from the landscape, creating a mythology of the river. The piece will explore the function of rivers as barriers, and mounds as cultural markers in the region. The River des Peres, located adjacent to the site, has been pushed underground. Mound 28 will bring the river to the surface, creating a barrier and a specific flow around the site. The piece references the 27 original mounds located in the region.