Linnaeus (Head of Carl von Linné ) (1988)

west of entrance, Melva Lind Interpretive Center, Linnaeus Arboretum, 35" high

The stylized Linnaeus (Head of Carl von Linné) was placed at the entrance to the Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center in the spring of 1988 to commemorate the Swedish natural scientist who lived from 1707 to 1778. Paul Granlund writes,"Since the Linnaeus name was derived from the image of a lime tree, I felt it appropriate to incorporate the tree shape as a I sculpturally celebrated the life and work of Linnaeus. The orderliness of the eighteenth-century wig reminded of the precise arrangement of plants at The Linnaeus Garden in Sweden. I have taken the liberty of melding these two images in this sculpture."