“King Parrot” (1995) by Jim Dine (b. 1935) is in the first garden bed. The sculpture was donated by Dorothy Tremaine Hildt (1927-2014) in memory of her son, K. Bryant Wick, Jr. (1961-2009).
Sculptor, painter, printmaker, poet, conceptual and performance artist Jim Dine is one of America’s foremost Pop artists and was one of the founders of the Pop art movement in the early 1960s. His repeated use of familiar and personally significant objects, such as tools, birds and hearts, are a signature of his work as he questioned iconic symbols. In this sculpture the heart is joined with a magnificent Brazilian parrot, a representative of the tropics. The art of Jim Dine is found in most major museums across the United States and Europe.
Please continue along the path towards the east wall.