Materials: Juparana granite
Dimensions: 8.5’H x 9.5’W x 9.5’D
David Barr’s Diversity sits both literally and figuratively in the heart of Michigan Legacy Art Park. It is at once a temple, a testament to the interconnectedness that sustains all things, yet in its brokenness, a cautionary tale of the fragility of those symbiotic relationships.
The intentional breakage of one of its columns is but one of many comments that the artist makes on the impact of human action. This work reminds the viewer, “when we learn how we have negatively impacted our environment, we respond as constructive custodians.”