Jaume Plensa is primarily a figurative artist, often using ideas about language and communication in his sculptures and installations. This commission for Meijer Gardens comprises a composition of three figures seated on boulders, their shells made of stainless steel letters. Faces are left unfinished to encourage the universality of the forms; visitors are encouraged to walk amid the sculptures. The composition and setting were selected by the artist, who intended it to represent a form of ongoing, silent conversation. Best known In the United States for his Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Plensa is one of the leading international sculptors working today.
Jaume Plensa. I, you, she or he…, 2006. Stainless steel and stone, 84 inches high plus stone base. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © I, you, she or he…by Jaume Plensa, 2006.