P.O. Box 6015
300 S. Providence
Columbia, MO 65205
Glenn Williams, 2010, stainless steel
Fire Station No. 9, Providence Rd. N. and Blue Ridge Rd.
This stylized seedling, sculpted just as it bursts into bloom, is intended as a metaphor for the growing Columbia community. Inscribed onto the seed pod are proverbs from various cultures that address the concept of a thriving community. The phrases appear to weave over themselves, reflecting the importance of a diverse citizenry working together toward common objectives. "Communitas," the title of the work, is a Latin word that expresses the essence of community spirit. The sculpture is the third Percent for Art project to be paired with a Columbia fire station building project.