"Mijimendan vta Ziibi" (Remember the River)

Megan Mosholder's avatar Megan Mosholder

Megan Mosholder is a site-specific artist and her work responds directly to the socio-political elements of landscapes and architecture. Invited by curator Dan Castello, Megan has installed her largest work to date on the 5/3 Bank building in downtown Grand Rapids. Created from blue barricade tape intended to look like meandering river waters, this work of art is installed on both the building exterior and in eaves and is a piece intended to visually invoke the Grand River. Audience members are able to walk under and through hundreds of feet of rippling strips of tape. Negative space has been built into the piece intended to frame the city's buildings when the viewer looks out from behind the work. Entitled in Native Odawa/Ojibwe dialect: "Mijimendan vta Ziibi (Remember the River)", this installation serves as a reminder of the importance of Grand Rapids’ history but also its future: respect for all races of people and care for the environment vital to our survival.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 350 feet
  • Medium: Barricade/flagging tape, rope, blacklight.
  • Width: 30 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 30 feet