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Current Location:
Frederik Meijer Campus in Holland -> Meijer Building
Location Notes:
HOL MEIJER; OS Outside

Tulip

Artwork
Identifier:
2003.296.1
Artist:
Stuart Padnos
Credit:
Gift of Jim and Donna Brooks
Medium:
Painted Steel
Description:
Red and yellow tulip with two layers of petals on green stem with four protruding leaves.
Historical Context:
Stuart Padnos is a self-taught artist, art aficionado, and creator of whimsical outdoor sculptures that are assemblages of recycled pieces of scrap metal. When asked about his inspiration for the art, he repeats a notion that he has long maintained, "Scrap is beautiful, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder." In addition to his art, he is Senior Executive Vice President of the Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company, where he finds the material fodder for his creative endeavors. Padnos' work are in many local collections, including Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, Michigan State University, and many others.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
Contemporary
public art
Library of Congress Subjects:
Art, American