116. Fluid Connections

Stop 116, Fluid Connections by Ryan & James Pedersen from Minnesota

Sponsor(s): Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.

The Pedersens developed this sculpture concept specifically for the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour exhibition. The design was inspired by the physical and collaborative relationship of the two cities of Mankato and North Mankato, the river, and how they interact together. When the artists found out the design was selected, they gathered materials and began construction. One of the greatest challenges they encountered is finding ways to collaborate as a team to work on this project amidst the social distancing restrictions. The Pedersens are thankful to have two studios to work from and have had many phone and virtual conversations to share progress and ideas. They are most proud of their ability to continue to work together even when they are not physically together. In that way, this also shows the "Fluid Connections" we all need to adopt in order to maintain our relationships.