For the Garden

For the Garden

Jenny Holzer - For the Garden

Jenny Holzer is one of America's foremost Contemporary artists with a broad repertoire across an international stage. As a conceptual artist, text—from the political to the poetic—is central to her repertoire. From large-scale digital images, to simple printed handbills, to carvings in granite and stone, Holzer carefully examines all physical and social aspects of the context of a given work and, regardless of media, meticulously considers the realization of the final form. 

For the Garden, 2015, is a site-specific work. Unifying subjects were poetic expressions around ideas of the garden and mysteries of the natural world. Each was hand carved across the surface of 13 individual boulders to be discovered by the viewer as they explored the garden. 

Working directly with authors or their representative and translators, Holzer has created one of the most interesting and engaging works in the permanent collection. A list of poems and the original author / publication that comprises For the Garden can be found HERE

Jenny Holzer. For the Garden, 2015. 13 carved boulders. The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Acquisition. © 2015 Jenny Holzer/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris