MSP Terminal 1, Airport Mall Central
"Plant, Animal, Season" is part of "A Boreal Triad," located in MSP Terminal 1 and consists of three inlaid stone floors entitled "Minnesota Compass Rose," "The North Star," and "Plant, Animal, Season." All three designs are aligned to magnetic North and were installed in 1999.
At the center of the design, the snowflake appears again as an echo of the Compass Rose. Quilt-like patterns emerge in the succeeding circles, depicting bands of the leaves of native trees and Minnesota fish species. The outermost pattern is formed of native animal tracks – moose, bear, deer, raccoon, beaver, bobcat, and wolf. Flying over these patterns, as though in aerial view, is a great goose.