The Indianapolis Museum of Art if using a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment For the Arts to commission a sequence of installations by Mary Miss, an internationally recognized artist whose work is known for the ways in which it blurs the boundaries between sculpture, architecture and landscape design.
"Flow (Can You See the River?)" will consist of several stopping points along the White River and Central Canal, extending from Broad Ripple to White River State Park. The IMA characterizes the work as utilizing "mirror markers" that will amount to "modest interventions in the landscape." The installations will include site-specific commentary aimed at calling visitors' attention to natural and human features visible from the various vantage points, from wetlands and floodplains to sewer outfalls.
"Flow's" intention is to call attention to the role the White River watershed plays in the city's life. It is the first work commissioned under the IMA's 100 Acres aegis, since the art and nature park opened at the end of June.
"Flow" should be unveiled in its finished form in September 2011.