Creating Art, Eliminating Hunger

September 10, 2013 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

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Last year, we were excited to tell you about Amber Waves, Tom Henry’s landscape art installation nestled within the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis this summer.

We’re happy to report that Tom is back at it this year with a new installation, “The Golden Curve.” Henry worked with the Metropolitan Airports Commission to plan and plant wheat and sunflowers for the project, sponsored in part by a grant from the General Mills Foundation. Nearly 400 bright yellow sunflowers and fields of golden, flowing wheat are now visible to passengers taking a light rail train near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America.

“Sunflowers and wheat are natural together and with the wheat now baled in between the rows of sunflowers, it looks a bit like a European landscape,” Henry says. “It takes the train about 10 seconds to round the bend, so I like to think of it as 10 seconds in Tuscany.”

The visual entertainment will eventually come to a close with an end-of-season harvest planned to help feed those in need through food shelves in the Twin Cities area!

Our wide network of partners, volunteers and donors are what make the wheels of Second Harvest Heartland turn, and we couldn’t be more excited and thankful for Tom’s creative and charitable project!

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