Founder’s Grove

Submitted by Carol A. Fleming

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Client: Maritz Corporation

Location: Fenton, MO, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $8,000

Project Team

Other

Glen Steiner, installation assistance

Client

Chuck Winkle

Maritz Corporation

Artist

Carol Fleming

Client

Chuck Winkle

Maritz Corporation

Overview

This project was the replacement of a column, one of the 12 ceramic columns at Founder’s Grove. The client celebrated the centennial of their company by planting 100 trees and commissioned 12 large columns. The new column is much improved over the old 1994 columns. Installation method is also much improved. Experiences help!

Goals

We worked with the client's architect and their landscape architect to create a strong tribute to the Founder of the company... Founder's column is the tallest. A quote on the boulder: An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Process

Long time ago...glad that the new column was ready when they needed a replacement. It is called Flame Wave...it flickers like a flame.