This is a sculpture similar to the Jaume Plensa sculptures at the Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan that I saw this past Saturday. Plensa's work at the FMG is actually three human figures, each sitting atop a huge stone, with letters "falling" around the bottom of each figure in random formation. The sun catches on individual letters depending on the sun's angle and the plane of the letter face and it is magnificent.
If you have the chance to see the Meijer Gardens, do not miss it... it is a gem of a destination in our beautiful state!
"The focal point of Plensa’s work is the universality of humankind through the context of public sculpture and installation, which can be seen in dozens of permanent works around the world,” said Joseph Becherer, Director of Exhibitions and Curator of the Sculpture at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.“His work is significant for Meijer Gardens because it directly addresses the connection between art and life, and how each fit within the natural world.”
Best known in America as the creator of Chicago’s iconic Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, Plensa is one of the most innovative and profound public artists on the contemporary art scene. This exclusive presentation centers on Plensa’s distinct interpretation of the human form and use of text, through eight sculpture installations and 18 drawings, many of which never before seen in the United States.
About Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
The 132-acre Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, which currently serves more than a half-million visitors annually, features Michigan's largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens; carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; the Midwest's most comprehensive sculpture experience featuring internationally-acclaimed works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Rickey, di Suvero and others; indoor galleries with changing sculpture exhibitions, as well as a 1750-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer, café and gift shop. For additional information, please visit www.meijergardens.org