Lena Riding a Pig

Lena Riding a Pig

Photo by Chuck Heiney
Photo by Chuck Heiney

Michigan's Farm Garden is full of playful reminders of Fred and Lena Meijer's childhood. Carl Jensen wanted his work to revive memories and establish new understanding, as well as being instantly recognizable. Lena Riding a Pig was commissioned by Fred and depicts his wife Lena at a young age. 

Carl Jensen. Lena Riding a Pig, 2005. Bronze, 57 x 24 x 51 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer.