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Coyote Garden

Coyote Ridge Correction Facility

Connell, Washington

1996

Description

Using the character image of the “Coyote” from Native American mythology, this garden and landscape restoration creates a juxtaposition between the original bunchgrass ecology of the Channel Scablands and its transformation into an agricultural landscape. This desert garden uses a range of local landscape materials and native plants to generate a statement about the role of “Coyote the Trickster” in defining the largely forgotten myth and the character of its landscape. Inmates built the garden under the direction of Cliff Garten and the Coyote Ridge Corrections staff.

Information

INFORMATION

Location
Coyote Ridge Correction Facility, Connell, WA

Date
1996

Medium
Redwood, Granite, Basalt, Concrete, Kwanzan Cherry Trees 

Dimensions
90,000 square feet

Commissioned by
Art in Public Places, Washington State Arts Commission

General Contractor
Coyote Ridge Corrections Facility, State of Washington Department of Corrections​