1 SIMPLE LINES* Prompt 3#
SIMPLE LINES
Designer: Mike Helbing, artist, Chicago, IL
Derived from the natural elegance of an
unfolding fiddleheadd, veins of a leaf or
trees in winter, this fountain describes the
peacefulness of the Arboretum woods.
It reflects an attitude of working with and
accepting nature while bending it to our
benefits anf needs. This sculpture works
as an aerator to provide oxygen to the
water in the pond. Its forms provides
asthetic joy, and, as a tree stripped bare
of leaves, it also has beauty when the
water is off.
 
4 H20 DANCE* Prompt 12#
H2O DANCE
Designer: Steve Sundahl, artist, Bemidji, MN
Water in rivers, ponds, lakes and oceans:
rain and snow: and a part of us. Our bodies
are composed of water: 60% water in males,
55% water in females. These figures dance
with joyful, reckless abandon on the very 
water with which they are made. Their bodies
show both water in liquid form and its
trasformation to other states of evaporation,
rain, steam and transpiration. 
 

WATERSHED: TRACING THE PATH Prompt 13#
Watershed Path
Designers: Anne Okerman Gardner,
landscapearchitect, Minneaplosis MN;
Laura Lyndgaard,landscape designer,
Minneapolis MN A watershed is the
area of land that feeds into a lake,
river or pond - liking all living
creatureswithin its boundary. Water flows
above and below ground on paths defined
by topographyand plant cover. As water
rises up and cyclesdown through the
atmosphere, its movement isoften only
evident during periods of heavy rain.
Fabric reveals the path of water, ever
present,as it travels toward the Green
Heron Pond.

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7 AQUATISCOPE!* Prompt 14#
AQUATISCOPE!
Designers: Christopher Sutton and
Sreekishen Nair, artists, Minneapolis.
Collaborators: Mr. Michaela, Recycles
Bicycles, Bruce Klaenhammer, Lynn
Isaacson.
The tiny cone and disk-like flora teeming
in a small drop of pond water gather
themselves into remarkable microscopic
jungles. Relax on a diatom seat or lounge
alongside plankton as you consider the
incredible wonder, complexity and diversity
of plant and animal life in the aquatic
microverse.
 
8 WATERSHED Prompt 15#
Watershed
Designer:Seitu Kenneth Jones, Saint Paul,
Minnesota.
Collaborators: Gordon Parks High school
students and Art teacher Randy Starr;
Urban BoatBuilders.
Meditate on the hydrologic/water cycle, the
local watershed and the dynamic forces of
water. A watershed acts as a funnel,
directing water through valleys and gullies
to the lowest point of land. and aerial view
of the Aboretum sub-watershed is on the
floor. Watershed rests on a pontoon
platform anchored to the pond bottom.
 
9 THE IRIS POND MONSTER PRompt 16#
Iris Pond Monster
Designer: Bruce Lemke, landscape
architect, Orono, MN
the oceans, lakes and ponds are some
of Earth's last unexplored frontiers. As
scientists utilize more sophisticated
equipment and tecniques, they are
finding and documenting many new
species and creatures. Maybe, just maybe,
there are creatures we have yet to discover
in our own backyard at the Arboretum.
 
10 PUPPET POND: A FUTURE FOR FROGS? Prompt 17#
Puppet Pond
Designers: Richard Bonk & Duane Tsongas,
MandalArt Designs, Minneapolis, MN
Collaborators: In the Heart of the Beast
Puppet and Mask Theatre, Blue Rhino
Studios, MN Herpetological Society.
Frogs are living barometers of water quality.
Participate in the wetland world of the frog.
Humans, frogs and nature - what happens
to the water affects frogs, other creatures
and eventually us.
 

11 GLOBAL SPYDROLOGY Prompt 18#
Global Spydrology
Designers: Sean Jergens, landscape
architect, ASLA, RLA; Sandra Rolph,
landscape designer, ASLA, LEED AP;
Jenny Salita, landscape designer/
urban planner, ASLA Mpls, MN
Discover the 'water stories' of people
from 12 countries, from tiny Malta
to the U.S.A. Each steel column
grouping shows the average daily
freshwater use by one citizen of that
country in a single day. Agricultural
irrigation dominates freshwater use,
as highlighted by the spiral planting
of wheat. Consider water as a vital,
valuable, shared global resource.

 
13 BLUE THUMB - PLANTING FOR CLEAN
WATER* Prompt #
Blue Thumb
Designers: Blue Thumb - Planting for
Clean Water partners, MN;
INDUSTRYelle LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Collaborator: Minneapolis Community
and Technical College (MCTC)
Forty percent of Minnesota waters
tested failed to meet water quality
standards for their designated use.
the graduated heights of the Art
Nouveau-inspired trellis work and
native plantings in this design show
that actions taken to reduce stormwater
runoff will make a difference. As
runoff decreases, the abundance
and diversity of our native plants
will grow. 
 
14 TAKE BACK THE TAP: PROTECT OUR
ENVIRONMENT* Prompt 20#
Take Back the Tap
Designers: Debra Ensteness, landscapes
by dae, LLC Sheila Hawthorne
Landscapes Designes.
Collaborators: Students at Pine Bend and
Salem Hills Elementary Schools, Inver
Grove Heghts, MN
This whimsical jumbo water bottle holds
6,000 empty bottles, the yearly
consumption of five families, each
using one 24-pack per week. Steo inside
to learn more about the energy and resources
required to produce and transport bottles water.
Less than 20% of plastic bottles are actually
recycled.