Beneath the Leafy Crown

Commissioned specifically for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and displayed prominently in the BISSELL Corridor, this permanent, functional work of art is a combination of the artist’s imagination and studies of nature. Be sure to notice the bronze elements in the floor. If you look closely, you may be able to identify leaves, roots, buds, twigs, bark, and flowers.

Michele Oka Doner. _Beneath the Leafy Crown_, 2009. Terrazzo aggregate, mother of pearl and bronze; 13,000 square feet. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Michele Oka Doner.