Metaphor is artist Alison Saar’s poetic currency. Leelinau, 1997, is based on the legend of a Native American girl attracted to a nearby enchanted wood that was inhabited by spirits and fairies. Saar’s Leelinau, which means “delight of life”, is a wooden female figure perched high within the branches of an oak tree. Her copper-wire hair is enmeshed with both real and artificial foliage, tying this tale to Laumeier’s Eastern Woodland.
Laumeier Sculpture Park Commission with funds from the Mark Twain Laumeier Endowment Fund
Location: Nature Trails