Public Art

Lion in the Grass

By Robin Murez
Category: Sculpture


Located in the center of a rotary, this mosaic sculpture is surrounded by native Missouri tall grass and rests on found concrete columns. Like her work in Francis Park, Murez’s mosaic glistens in the sun, inspires the imagination and is reminiscent of childhood fantasy. Her lion contrasts nicely to the stark, traditional sculptures that rest outside University City’s city hall. It also offers an alternative image of the city’s heroic mascot, as its playful form rids the lion of all its traditional connotations. Robin Murez is a local St. Louis artist.

Dimensions: 8′ x 6′ x 3′
Year Completed: 2000
Material: Glass mosaic on sculpted concrete
Owner: City of University City

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