PATRICIA JOHANSONReturn to Timeline Biography

"SAGGITARIA PLATYPHYLLA", 235' x 175' x 12', Fair Park Lagoon, Dallas, 1981-86.

"The lagoon was in the middle of Dallas' largest park with four major museums along the shore, and it seemed a wonderful opportunity to convert it into a home for native wildlife—ducks, turtles, fish, shrimp, insects—by cleaning up the water and conceiving of landscaping as food. The "sculpture" was thought of as not just aesthetic, but rather a means of bringing people into contact with the plants and animals and the water."