Category Archives: Earthly Coat

Posts that talk about the Earthly Coat installation.

Emerging from a LONG Winter

This morning was the first time since last November that I’ve been able to go outside without a hat and mittens. Such a long winter! But along with me, the Earthly Coat material has emerged from the snow with no apparent … Continue reading

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The End? of Earthly Coat

Oh my goodness. This update is quite overdue. A busy life has kept me from concluding my thoughts on the Earthly Coat experience. But I’m not so sure I should blame a busy life. Deep down, I haven’t wanted the Coat … Continue reading

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Developments at the (Nearly) 2-Month Point

“It’s a volcano.” “Look at the painted flowers!” “It’s a coat for the stump.” “It looks like something Hagrid would wear.” [A giant in the Harry Potter books.] “I want a coat like this!” Those are some of the comments … Continue reading

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“Earthly Coat” Revealed!

I’m at the end of my long journey for the “Earthly Coat” creation… and the coat has just begun its duties at the MN Landscape Arboretum, as a symbol of our earthly coat: the soil—and to serve as a reminder … Continue reading

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The Parts & Parcel of “Earthly Coat”

All of the final design elements are in place, the coat has been properly landscaped with mulch, the signage is up, and now we are just awaiting the public opening this Saturday, June 2. With great relief I can say … Continue reading

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The Final Installation of “Earthly Coat”

Structure Install It’s up! On Saturday, my welder collaborator (Clark Babler of West End Welding) helped me haul the metal structure to the Arboretum. I owe him a debt of gratitude, not only because he hung around to help dig … Continue reading

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The Great Dig

But First, The Staking On Monday, I staked the coat location at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The staked area is 10-feet wide to accommodate the width of the metal supporting structure and the coat ends that will be flared out … Continue reading

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