University Museums

Title: Solo
Name: Sculpture
Date: 1973
Medium: Painted Aluminum
Dimensions: 142 13/16 x 120 x 30 in. (362.7 x 304.8 x 76.2 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Purchased by the University Museums with funding from the Vice Presidential offices of Business and Finance and Student Affairs. 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: U2011.468
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Through the decades, the artist created sculpture that referenced miseries or anxieties encountered in school from childhood through college, as well as other challenging experiences in organized social encounters. Sometimes these public induced miseries kept King from fully functioning and enjoying life. Solo expresses the exhilaration of triumphantly surviving those miseries and boldly anticipating what it is to individually address and conquer our personal anxieties.