Diversity

David Barr Diversity
Barn Chair
David Barr
Materials: Juparana granite
Dimensions: 8.5’H x 9.5’W x 9.5’D
Created: 2002
Installed: 2002

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.”

David Barr Diversity

David Barr Diversity

David Barr Diversity

David Barr Diversity

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