KITCHEN SINK 2
Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan

April 2013

Madison Road near Mueller Lane
Madison County, IL
N38.642128 W090.125331

ABOUT THIS WATERSHED
New leaves, plants, and the two mushroom-shaped Kitchen Sink Cairns are soaking up the spring rains alongside this stream in the Horseshoe Lake watershed. While it looks like elves and fairies might be dancing into view at any moment, the present reality tells a different story. Wedged between an auto salvage yard and a giant landfill, this stream is struggling to survive. It was a very different place 150 years ago when this stream was part of the mighty Mississippi. Before the River was constrained to its present day boundaries, it made many looping channels between the river and the bluffs. Horseshoe Lake and this stream are leftover parts of this braided river —a reminder of the river’s old path.
Created during a Six Mile Sculpture Works Artists’ Residency, Alfresco Productions, Granite City, Illinois.

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL