University of Iowa
New Art Building
designed by Steven Holl Architects
14’h x 20’w x 6’d
Limestone and Steel
The Guardians symbolize two Cairns marking the pathway through the University of Iowa Campus. The steel elements are set to register the height of the former flood line. As time progresses, the steel will mark the lower sections with beautiful orange and red lines. It is the artist’s intention that the stones reveal a fossilization from ancient water beds, natural and yet purposefully cut and placed as timeless landmarks.
Wyatt Arnold, architectural renderings