The Prairie Cord sculpture is placed on a glistening shallow pool at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The Madison, Wisconsin garden is now home to the 3D-printed piece. Brian Peters is the artistic brainpower behind the ethereal sculpture, which appears to float on top of the water magically.
The installation plays with light, shadow, and reflection to create the desired effect. It is comprised of a lattice-designed arc, which artfully reflects onto the pond's surface to form a mesmerizing cylindrical appearance. While the Prairie Cord seems to defy the laws of physics, it is, in fact, supported by concrete blocks as its foundation. Moreover, the structure's patterned design is inspired by the native prairie cord grasses.
Image Credit: Brian Peters