Beneath the Leafy Crown

Beneath the Leafy Crown

Image by William J. Hebert

Commissioned specifically for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and displayed prominently in the main hallway, this permanent, functional work of art is a combination of the artist’s imagination and studies of nature. Be sure to notice the bronze elements in the floor. If you look closely, you may be able to identify leaves, roots, buds, twigs, bark and flowers. 

Michele Oka Doner. Beneath the Leafy Crown, 2009. Terrazzo aggregate, mother of pearl and bronze; 13,000 square feet. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Michele Oka Doner.