Wings of Change


Hilde DeBruyne - Cumming Iowa

Artist Statement

Wings of Change is an organic, streamlined and abstract sculpture in rusted steel. It refers to the metamorphosis of butterflies which are a symbol of transformation.By observing butterflies ,we can relate to our own lives. Each of us transforms through multiple stages in our lives, moments of growing pains; times of hunger and vulnerability; followed by moments of tremendous energy, growth ,wonder and amazement.

Artist Bio

Hilde has been working in clay for over 25 years .About 7 years ago , she started participating in outdoor sculpture exhibits and discovered metal as a possibility to transform her creative talent into larger scale public art work. Since then she has created several large scale public art installations and murals throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois: Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Indianola, Sioux City, Webster City, Newton and Ames

This piece is for sale and will be on display until June 2018.
To purchase, contact the Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator Debra Alleyne by email or call 563-690-6059.

Rusted and weathered steel • Plasmacut wings 
W x H x D
4.5' x 6' x 4.5'  
350 lbs