American artist Joseph Kinnebrew is an iconic figure in the history of art within West Michigan. Over the course of his career, the artist has worked in a variety of styles—frequently at a large, outdoor scale. This ensemble comprises five individual sculptures, displayed as one. Each figure is carefully delineated in a manner that references both the stylized form and whimsical mood commonly 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, height 54 to 69 inches. Gift of the Hoffius Family in memory of Barbara C. Hoffius. © Joseph Kinnebrew.