The Greater Omaha area has recently experienced many severe weather events and an increase in flooding. To mitigate peak runoff flows, the Heartwood Greenway is comprised of a collection of detention basins that also provide an opportunity to incorporate monumental art – creating a poetic unto itself. The Heartwood Greenway System is a serial sculptural meditation on earthwork. Set amongst extensive native prairie and woodlands, public pathways meander through the assembly of basins, each with a unique powerful formal tectonic that speaks to larger sublime forces in the landscape. Harkening a primitive melancholy, the greenways provide a timeless respite for contemplation and meditation.