The Wave Field is popular feature on North Campus. This earthen sculpture stands as a memorial to Francois-Xavier Bagnoud, a former student in Aerospace Engineering, and is located on the southeast side of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Building. It was designed and created by Maya Lin, an artist well known for creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C., in addition to the Civil Rights Memorial, in Montgomery, Alabama.
It is just one of the many outside spaces for public art at the University of Michigan. A more complete map can be found through Arts & Culture at U-M. See Spaces & Places, then check Outside Spaces and Public Art for details.