Tea Mäkipää's floating sculpture, Eden II, is anchored in a 35-acre lake on the IMA grounds. The Eden II appears to be a ship carrying refugees who are fleeing from catastrophic climactic change. A guardhouse on the lakeshore allows visitors to view and listen to imagined activity concerning the ship.
Although Mäkipää's original idea was to use an existing vessel for the project, she eventually decided that she would "construct a floating structure that resembles a ship". To enable the Eden II to look and float like the ship it represents, Silver Creek Engineering identified three primary objectives in our structural design: structure, stability, and mooring.