Park of the Laments is one of the site-specific artworks located in 100 Acres, the awesome sculpture park in Indianapolis that’s adjacent to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
This artwork is a garden that’s entered through a tunnel and takes the form of a square within a square, constructed out of hard, man-made materials and indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses.
Once in the garden, the visitor is insulated against outside noise. This environment invites quiet contemplation.
The garden is rigidly geometric, and the hard surfaces demarcate areas of the space and contrast with the plantings.
Have I mentioned that 100 Acres is worth a visit? Maybe approximately 100 times? I really enjoy this place.
Other sculptures include Funky Bones by Atelier Van Lieshout, Team Building (Align) by Team A, Stratum Pier by Kendall Buster, Free Basket by Los Carpinteros, Bench Around the Lake by Jeppe Hein, Eden II by Tea Mäkipää, Chop Stick by visiondivision, and [my favorite!] NOTICE: A Flock of Signs by Kim Beck.