Visitations: Majorette, Hand Stands, Gifts, A Slight Lapse of Purpose, Yea

Visitations: Majorette, Hand Stands, Gifts, A Slight Lapse of Purpose, Yea

Photo by Kevin Beswick

American artist Joseph Kinnebrew is an iconic figure in the history of art within West Michigan. Over the course of his career he has worked in a variety of styles - frequently at a large, outdoor scale. This ensemble is composed five individual sculptures displayed as one. Each of the figures is carefully delineated in a manner which references both the stylized form and whimsical mood frequently encountered in Folk Art. This work was among the earliest pieces displayed at Meijer Gardens.  

Joseph Kinnebrew. Visitations: Majorette, Hand Stands, Gifts, A Slight Lapse of Purpose, Yea, 1994–1997. Iron, h. 54 to 69 inches. Gift of the Hoffius Family in memory of Barbara C. Hoffius. © Joseph Kinnebrew.