University Museums

Title: Pediment
Name: Sculpture
Date: 1995
Medium: Welded bronze and cedar wood
Dimensions: 81 1/8 x 168 1/8 x 12 in. (206 x 427 x 30.5 cm) Individual Column: 81 x 37 in. (205.7 x 94 cm)
Marks: None
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of Juli and Jon Ellis, Class of 1985, Iowa State University. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Reiman Gardens
Object Number: U95.33
More Information
A wood "pagoda style" canopy extends across the entry to the rose garden. Side support columns are 8' and are made of stone. A cedar wood trellis and bronze roses form the mid section of the canopy. The bronze finial is a 2' high vertical bronze rod with bronze ball midway up. Pediment references the architecture and landscape of the rural Midwest. The endless grid of our roads and fields as laid out on the Jeffersonian grid plan become a trellis, with a rose added to denote the entrance into the rose garden.

Tom Stancliffe, beginning in 1988 and continuing to this day, is an associate professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.