Movement & Vitality

Submitted by Gary Drostle

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Client: The University of Iowa

Location: Iowa City, IA, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $43,225

Project Team

Artist

Gary Drostle

Drostle Public Arts Ltd

Interior Designer

Steven Otto

University of Iowa

Architect

Brian Lindgren

RGDUSA

Client

Shawn Albaugh Kleppe

The University of Iowa - Planning, Design & Construction

Overview

An entrance mosaic designed to show the movement and vitality of the activities of the University of Iowa's new recreation centre. 13 foot diameter floor mosaic made from hand cut unglazed porcelain.

Goals

The goals of this project were to represent the new sports centre through it's activities. Initial design options were presented to the students and faculty to gauge opinion on the best design.

Process

The design and incorporation of the mosaic works was developed in collaboration with the various partners and monitored by the Universities Arts Commissioning board. The student and faculty were consulted on the design options.