University Museums

Title: Cupid
Name: Sculpture
Date: 2000
Period: Contemporary
Medium: Aluminum
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 15 x 8.9 x 11.9 feet
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of the Artist. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: U2012.82
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Amour measures largely in William King's world. A heroic scaled Cupid, relaxes with legs stretched long, hands clasped around a knee, and waits for the moment to draw an arrow from an imagined quiver and send love soaring through the land. Cupid, with bow and arrow poised, suggests love is worth the wait and patience may be required. The sculpture also references mythology, courtship, love, and taking chances.