Stoma is an sculptural earthwork funded by the Green Fund created by Ladislaus Daniel Perenyi and Drew Almendarez, two Masters of Landscape Architecture candidates in the School of Architecture. The work is a “chair” formed by dirt, soil, and straw bales and upholstered with native buffalograss (Boutaloua curtipendula) and surrounded by native perennials. Their hope is this work spurs on more conceptual environmental art projects throughout UT and the Austin community.

Professor Adam Barbe, lecturer in the Landscape Architecture Department is the advisor on the project and the work could not have been built without the help of Andrew Lesmes, Samantha Panger, Margaret Gallagher, Heather Corcoran, and Carolina English.

Take a look into how Stoma was built!