The flowing lines of the Missouri River watershed now greet thousands of travelers at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) as part of a temporary mural at the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim.
St. Louis artist Megan Singleton created “Ebb and Flow IV” at Carousel 2. Her work interprets USDA geospatial data of the Lower Missouri River watershed, which encompasses the area near the Airport. Singleton used pulp paper to mimic the lines of the watershed, which creates a dynamic relief along the wall. The opposite wall displays a series of botanical drawings of native Missouri aquatic plants. The drawings were laser cut from handmade paper, made from the very plants that the cut out drawings depict.
Singleton focuses much of her work on the investigation of ecological relationships within society and the landscape. She’s interested in the intersection of dendritic systems, patterns that are found in waterway, plants, and intersecting paths of travel.