Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Central Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc.
2010 Honor Award Winner

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Beneath the Leafy Crown is a unique sculpture by nationally acclaimed artist Michele Oka Doner. The sculpture, located at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, is composed of more the 1,600 bronze elements. The overall composition is guided by the progression of the existing concrete tree support elements which extend from the Main Entrance through to the far end of the Scenic Corridor at the entrance to the Conservatory of approximately 14,000 square feet. The embedded bronze elements form a golden contrast against the deep, mixed green terrazzo while the seeding of Mother of Pearl provided the sparkle of dew. The artist’s goal was “to create a magical space under the trees’ imagined leafy crown…a golden path” leading visitors through the curves of the main building, uniting entrances, galleries, conservatories, educational and gathering spaces. Therefore, the title of the work: Beneath the Leafy Crown. Since completion, the entire floor has become a functional work of art.

Michele Oka Doner
New York, New York

Terrazzo Contractor
Central Tile & Terrazzo Co., Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Resin/Cement Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Company
Wheeling, Illinois

Chip Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Company
Wheeling, Illinois

Chip Supplier
Fribel International
Alameda, California

Chip Producer
Texas Architectural Aggregate
San Saba, Texas

Chip Producer
Southern Aggregates
Staley, North Carolina

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, North Carolina

Precast Base
Wausau Tile
Wausau, Wisconsin

The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates and general information to architects and designers at no cost.

National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
PO Box 2605
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Fax: 888.362.2770