University Museums

Title: Owl
Name: Sculpture, Installation
Date: 2011
Medium: bronze
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Commissioned by University Museums. Pilasters originally located at Catt Hall, reinstalled in the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden in 2011 as "Epilogue"; installation and additional sculptural elements funded by Arthur Klein. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden
Object Number: U2011.316
More Information
"Epilogue" is intended as a place for quiet contemplation, for reading a book, or a place to meet and visit with a friend. The materials used in the adjacent building of Morrill Hall convey a sense of solidity and permanency. The materials chosen for the sculpture also speak of solidity, timelessness, and even, nobility. The installation work is sculpture, it is a place and it is a kind of architecture. The bronze pilasters function conceptually and visually as part of the supporting architecture of the wall. The symbolic representation of books refers to the ideal that this university, is supported by academic inquiry and achievement. The limestone bench provides seating and visually completes the rectangular space.