Public Art

Ginkgo Leaf

By William Conrad Severson and Saunders Schultz
Category: Fountain


The partially opened leaf from a gingko tree doubles as a fountain on the flagstone patio overlooking the Mississippi River, at the park’s historic museum. The sculpture was dedicated to the memory of Lindell Gordon, and a plaque bears the inscription “The imprint of a dying leaf is wonderous to behold.”

Dimensions: 7′ x 9′ x 4′ 6
Year Completed: 1973
Material: Bronze in concrete pool
Owner: St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department
Donor: Unknown

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