Caelum Moor Sculpture large granite blocks
1601 E. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX 76011

The environmental sculpture known as Caelum Moor has a long history in Arlington, Texas. The 5-acre work of art, created by sculptor Norm Hines, Professor of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, California, includes five groups of granite monuments set in a landscape. 

From 1986 to 1997, Caelum Moor was located at the headwaters of Johnson Creek along Interstate 20 in south Arlington. For more than a decade, Caelum Moor served as a popular gathering place for individuals and families, and as the site of major public events such as the Highland Games. In 1997, the land occupied by the sculpture was sold for redevelopment. As a result, the 22 stones comprising the five monuments were donated to the City of Arlington by WindStar Properties. For the next 12 years, the stones were stored at the Pierce Burch Water Treatment Facility.

In 2009, thanks to revenue generated from the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, Caelum Moor was reinstalled in Richard Greene Linear Park in a new configuration designed by the sculpture artist, Norm Hines. With its relocation in north Arlington, Caelum Moor once again has the opportunity to provide an attractive and engaging environment for the public to gather, to observe and reflect, to be refreshed and to enjoy the blending of nature and art.


  • Public Art
  • Natural Area