Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan
March 2011
Shenandoah and Second Street, City of St. Louis, Missouri
N38.60352 W090.19921

An amphora is an ancient Greek vase used to carry water. If you look closely, you will see a tiny clay amphora in the top of this glass cairn. that was assembled from repurposed clear vases, bowls, and ashtrays, with a few blue-glass pieces. Pictured in an abandoned industrial site in St. Louis City, this piece reminds us that rain continues to fall on forgotten places in our communities. This cairn serves as a potent reminder that contaminants in these hidden parts of the watershed reach our rivers and can pollute our source of clean drinking water.

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