Meander consists of 15 sculptural pillars that creatively re-imagine over two hundred years of historical information about the Mississippi River. The artwork’s form is a three-dimensional interpretation of layered historical maps of a section of the Upper Mississippi River, from those created by Zebulon Pike and Joseph Nicollet in the early 1800s to contemporary satellite imagery. The curvature of the pillars references the river’s meandering path, and the changing heights of the pillars evoke elevation changes at each of the river’s locks. In addition, ecological data remotely collected from the river programmatically controls both the pattern and color of the light projected through the glass lanterns. Meander illustrates how data spatialization processes merge with a commitment to ecology, reimagining public spaces, and fostering new kinds of interactive engagement with public audiences.