I, you, she or he…

I, you, she or he... by Jaume Plensa.
Photo by William J. Hebert.
Photo by William J. Hebert.

Jaume Plensa is primarily a figurative artist, often using ideas about language and communication in his sculptures and installations. This commission for Meijer Gardens includes a composition of three figures seated on boulders, whose shells are made of stainless steel letters. Faces are left unfinished to encourage the universality of the forms and visitors are encouraged to walk among the sculptures. The composition and setting were selected by the artist and he intendeds it to represents a kind of silent conversation. Although most well-known In the United States for his Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Plensa’s is one of the leading internationally sculptors working today.

Jaume Plensa. I, you, she or he…, 2006. Stainless steel and stone, 84 inches high plus stone base. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Jaume Plensa.