University Museums

Title: Three Dolphins for Diane
Name: Sculpture
Date: 1978
Medium: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 44 x 48 x 3 in. (111.8 x 121.9 x 7.6 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of University Bank & Trust in honor of Dean A. and Jo Knudson and family. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Stephens Auditorium, Lobby
Object Number: U90.61
More Information
This work of art was designed by the artist in honor of his future wife, Diane Hyland. The artist was enrolled at ISU from 1972-76 and took a sculpture class from Dr. Paul Shao. With Dr. Shao's support, the artist completed the design. The artist fabricated the piece in a machine shop in Baxter, Iowa that he had worked at previously. When the piece was completed it was displayed temporarily, with FOCUS works on campus. It was then moved to C Y Stephens auditorium. The University Bank & Trust then purchased the piece from the artist in honor of the Knudson family. It remains in the same location in CY Stephens Auditorium.