The American Horse
The American Horse was made in homage to Leonardo da Vinci and was brought to life by artist, Nina Akamu. Over 500 years ago, Leonardo was originally commissioned by the Duke of Milan to create an equine sculpture that would celebrate the powerful city with a monument. Akamu was able to realize Leonardo's concepts and create the 24-foot icon.
Nina Akamu. The American Horse, 1999. Bronze, 288 x 91 x 339 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Nina Akamu.