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 A large, permanent earthwork monument on historic Capitol Square honoring Virginia’s Native nations. Based on the spiral shell embroideries on the historic Powhatan’s Mantle (c. 1608), thought to represent the nations of his confederacy,  Mantle  invites visitors to move within the symbolic circle of American Indian culture, on a winding path paved with local river stones and landscaped with indigenous plants. 
       
     
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Mantle, 2018
       
     
Mantle, 2018

Earth, stone, concrete, steel, native plants, fountain 4,500 square feet
Capitol Square, Richmond VA

 A large, permanent earthwork monument on historic Capitol Square honoring Virginia’s Native nations. Based on the spiral shell embroideries on the historic Powhatan’s Mantle (c. 1608), thought to represent the nations of his confederacy,  Mantle  invites visitors to move within the symbolic circle of American Indian culture, on a winding path paved with local river stones and landscaped with indigenous plants. 
       
     

A large, permanent earthwork monument on historic Capitol Square honoring Virginia’s Native nations. Based on the spiral shell embroideries on the historic Powhatan’s Mantle (c. 1608), thought to represent the nations of his confederacy, Mantle invites visitors to move within the symbolic circle of American Indian culture, on a winding path paved with local river stones and landscaped with indigenous plants. 

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