Although most of the animal sculptures in the collection features creatures found in the United States, this charming bronze is a notable exception. Featured is a seated panda bear whose surfaces are carefully maintained to achieve the effects of the black and white fur. A special place among bamboo was created for this work in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden.
Shirley Thomson-Smith. Beautiful Garden, 1995. Bronze, 32 x 22 x 24 inches. Gift of Mark and Mary Beth Meijer.