Michele Oka Doner’s Urns were commissioned to be functional pieces of art. At any given time you could find them overflowing with flowers and foliage, as they celebrate the unique dual mission of art and horticulture at Meijer Gardens. These vessels, made of bronze, appear like the trunk of a tree.

Michele Oka Doner. Urns, 2010. Bronze, 13 x 10½ inches each. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Michele Oka Doner.

Michele Oka Doner. _Urns_, 2010. Bronze, 13 in. x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. each. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer ©Michele Oka Doner