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Founder’s Grove

Submitted by Carol A. Fleming


Client: Maritz Corporation

Location: Fenton, MO, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $8,000

Project Team


Glen Steiner, installation assistance


Chuck Winkle

Maritz Corporation


Carol Fleming


Chuck Winkle

Maritz Corporation


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!


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.


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