Mines of Spain

Tim Adams - Webster City, Iowa
Artist's Statement
The layers of limestone represent the geology of Dubuque and the thick slabs of steel symbolize the veins of lead.  If you look closely as you circle the piece you can distinguish the features of a Native American miner from one angle, and an early American Settler from another. 
Artist's Bio
Tim is a Landscape Architect and Public Artist.  Tim received his Landscape Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1985.  His design influences have come from 30 years of professional experience doing landscape installations and one of a kind pieces for parks, churches, municipalities, schools, and private clients.  Tim’s designs are rugged and dynamic.  Construction and fabrication is done by Tim and his staff in house using various metal and stone finished in a variety of treatments.

Tim is a lifelong apprentice of the arts engaged in massaging the land as an art form.  Through the years the demand for sculpture, public art, and garden art has become an integral part of Tim's successful landscape design/build practice. Currently Tim has public art exhibits in Clive, Webster City, Des Moines, and Fort Dodge. Tim has designed and fabricated numerous private residence garden sculptures in and around Iowa.

Tim has applied his life learning to create, pose, and manipulate materials as art.  Being from the Midwest, Tim is a student of the Jens Jensen “Prairie School” design style:  Native indigenous materials and monochromatic earth tones are the materials and colors of choice.

Sale price - $2,500

1" black steel plate and native limestone
1,000 lbs. 



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