University Museums

Title: Garden of Stone and Light
Name: Mural and Sculpture Installation
Date: 1989
Medium: Oil on linen canvas murals, granite column, terrazzo floor
Dimensions: Two Murals (each): 288 x 144 in. (731.5 x 365.8 cm) Granite column: 108 x 14 in. (274.3 x 35.6 cm) Terrazzo Floor: 324 x 144 in. (823 x 365.8 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Commissioned by the Iowa Art in State Buildings Program for the Durham Computation Center with support from the Class of 1939. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Durham Center, Atrium, first floor
Object Number: U89.65a-d
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The Garden of Stone and Light includes two canvas paintings, a free standing granite column, and the terrazzo floor. It considers the nature of the building and reflects the world of dualities, permanence and transience.

The Garden of Stone and Light is intended to bring the exterior architectural elements inside--reinforcing the simple classical and contemporary co-mingling of ideas. The work provides an exhilarating reminder of the passage of ideas through stone and light.