Title: Study for Left Sided Angel
Medium: Drawing, grey paper
Dimensions: 28 1/2 × 33 1/2 in. (72.4 × 85.1 cm)
Classification: Art on Campus Preparatory Studies and Maquettes
Credit Line: Commissioned by the Iowa Art in State Builidngs Program for the Parks Library, with additional support for ISU's Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In the Art on Campus Preparatory Studies and Maquette Collection, Christian Petersen Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
"Left Sided Angel" reflects DeStaebler's profound humanistic vision and concern with fundamental issues: the relationship of human beings to their environment, to themselves, and to each other. The precariousness of humanity's place on earth is a theme that runs consistently through his work. DeStaebler declares that "the ability of the angel to stay upright affirms the ability of humankind to stay in balance."