GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park's latest acquisition is "Neuron" by American artist Roxy Paine.
The stainless steel structure stands at 41 feet tall in the Cultural Commons, an expansive meadow enclosed by trees at the southwestern Michigan attraction. It was installed in Grand Rapids in mid-April and the site now is officially open to the public.
"Neuron" is an abstract, re-imagined tree that's hand-constructed of about 3,500 stainless steel rods and cylindrical industrial piping.
Paine's sculpture is the first major enhancement to Meijer Gardens' outdoor collection since 2002. It's a gift from of Fred and Lena Meijer.