Inspired by a visit to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, German artist Dietrich Klinge created Model for a Big Sculpture II with a focus on a botanical theme. The figure grows and blooms like a flower bulb from her base. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, German folklore, and spirituality, Klinge casts bronze sculptures from carved and manipulated wood, then uses a patina to color them with earthy browns or mossy greens.
Dietrich Klinge, Model for a Big Sculpture II, 2004. Bronze. 98 x 104 x 85 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Dietrich Klinge.