Culminata

Submitted by Dan Perry

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Client: University of Northern Iowa

Location: Cedar Falls, IA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $35,000

Project Team

Artist

Dan Perry

Dan Perry Sculpture

Other

Dallas Guffey

Other

Jacob McGinn

Overview

Culminata references the importance of a library in the collegiate academic
environment. The bottom form of an open book provides that foundation for
growth as individuals embark on a quest for knowledge. The columnar form of
the sculpture signifies the library as the back bone for the university for which to
grow. The stair stepped book forms hint at challenges one may face on their way
to flourish at the top “flame” element.

Process

Worked with library staff, donors, and students to design and fabricate the artwork. Commissioned by: University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library renovation, donor
funded.