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Project Grant Recipient

Brenda Baker’s When Water Was Here is a site specific installation overhanging the Vilas Park walking path by Grant St. and Edgewood Ave. As the title indicates, the work references the fragile Lake Wingra Watershed and cultural geography of the surrounding land, the dynamic and changing nature of the landscape, those who pass over it and alter it, and the fragile balance between humans and biological systems. Made with native willow and dogwood, the piece is both a prayer and a call to action. The installation opens on the Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 22nd between 10:00-noon and will be up for six months, until summer solstice, June 21, 2008.

Brenda Baker’s When Water Was Here