“Helio-Terra,” 2012, Wren Welcome Garden, created by Robert M. Horner. Helio-Terra is a mass of locally quarried earth that is compacted into a form resembling a seed. The geometry of artwork is gesture towards the agricultural heritage of Moscow, as well as the grain towers that flank the site. The seed is a concentration of nutrient that gives forth the energy necessary to yield future sustenance, and thus serves as a metaphor for the community of Moscow.
Helio-Terra is at the south entrance to Moscow, at the intersection of State Highways 8 and 95.