A meandering path leads to the stone carpet showing the food web of the local stream.

Wissahickon Food Web

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998


Commissioned by the Morris Arboretum

Materials

Sandblasted Pennsylvania bluestone, cast glass, red-stemmed dogwoods


Dimensions

15' wide x 15' long stone terrace; 6' wide x 400' long path

A meandering path of native dogwoods take arboretum visitors to the stone terrace of the Wisshickon Food Web blasted in the stone, the gastronomic life of the stream is detailed in finely etched images of the microorganism and macroorganism that eat and are eaten.

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