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Near Bigelow in Nobles County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

"Habitat"

 
 
"Habitat" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2014
1. "Habitat" Marker
Inscription.  The inspiration for this artwork was the prairie landscape and its delicate subtle details.

The boat suggests a journey upon this timeless landscape. Seen from the highway, surrounded by a sea of grasses, the sculpture appears like a mirage on the horizon. The boat emerges from the prairie nested in a skeletal framework of metal ribs.

Details in the artwork refer to the geology of Minnesota. Bronze castings and fossils of marine life embedded in the dolomite stone relate to the ancient seas that once covered the state. The stone for the artwork was quarried in Winona, Minnesota.

Janet Lofquist, a professional artist, a native of Glenwood, Minnesota, created this artwork in 1989. The artwork was commissioned under Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places.
 
Erected 2008 by Minnesota Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 43° 33.973′ N, 95° 39.074′ W. Marker is near Bigelow, Minnesota, in Nobles County. Marker can
"Habitat" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2014
2. "Habitat" Marker
("Habitat" sculpture visible in distant right background)
be reached from U.S. 59 (State Highway 60) ¾ mile north of 300th Street (County Highway 6), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Minnesota Rest Area, overlooking the subject sculpture on the south side of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worthington MN 56187, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Minnesota / The Minnesota-Iowa Boundary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benona Pierce and Clair Hovey St. John Memorial Wetlands (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dayton House / George D. Dayton (approx. 4.9 miles away); Osceola County Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away in Iowa); Osceola County World War I Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away in Iowa); Osceola County GAR Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away in Iowa); Site of 1972 Osceola County Time Capsule (approx. 12.4 miles away in Iowa).
 
"Habitat" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2014
3. "Habitat" Sculpture
"Habitat" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2014
4. "Habitat" Sculpture
("Habitat" marker visible in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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