Wissahickon Food Web
Commissioned by the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1998 Stone terrace: 15' x 15' Serpentine path: 6' wide by 400' long. Sandblasted Pennsylvania bluestone, cast glass, red-stemmed dogwoods
A meandering path of native red-stemmed dogwoods creates a stream-like approach to the terrace which shows the gastronomic life of the Wissahickon stream. This terrace is sandblasted with images detailing the food web from bacteria, through protozoa and on to macro-organisms like crayfish and trout. The food web is edged with reflective glass tiles, the colors of water, which glow in the sunshine. A circular text in the stone tells the families of the organisms. A brochure discussing the habits of each of the creatures was created for this project and is available on the site.