Sept. 30, 2010

King sculpture

Art, larger than life

Whimsical sculptures of the human form are the latest additions to the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden, located north, south and east of Morrill Hall. "Realités: The Lyric Sculpture of William King," which runs through July 2012, showcases 10 of King's larger-than-life "heroic" sculptures, including "Solo" (pictured). The elongated forms depict the realities of human action and interaction, often with a romantic flair. Iowa Staters may already be familiar with King's work. "Stride" is outside the Lied Center, and "Forward, " which used to reside outside the LeBaron Hall auditorium, has been reinstalled in the sculpture garden for this show. The Anderson Sculpture Garden is open all day, every day.

University Museums will lead a tour of the sculpture garden and discuss King's artwork at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. Anyone interested in participating in this free event should meet on the south side of Morrill. Photo by Bob Elbert.