Prairie Spiral

Civic + Public, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Prairie Spiral is a 400 sq. ft., twelve-color, 1600-piece ceramic porcelain tile public art floor for the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.

The atrium design is based on the spiraling seed patterns found in prairie flowers and pine cone petals in the South Dakota landscape. These spirals correspond to the fibonacci sequence used by artists, musicians, theologians, mathematicians, architects, and scientists for centuries, and are intended to celebrate the significance of creative scholarly studies and their contribution to a liberal arts campus curriculum.

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