Gnomon

Gnomon

Photo by Chuck Heiney
Photo by Chuck Heiney

Michele Oka Doner is an internationally known artist whose work has been collected by some of the most prestigious museums in the world. Architecture often plays a large role in her work, as she has designed walls, meeting places and public floor spaces, such as Meijer Gardens’ own Beneath the Leafy Crown. Gnomon, a pair, represents small seedpods, which are enlarged, emphasizing the shape and texture. 

Michele Oka Doner. Gnomon, 1984. Bronze, 14 in. x 14 in. x 18 in. each. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer ©Michele Oka Doner