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Year Completed
Gift of Florence Cowles Kruidenier, Des Moines, Ia, 1972
Latitude & Longitude
41.602912, -93.651668
Location Description
North plaza of Drake University's Harmon Fine Arts Center

This monumental sculpture is characteristic of the brilliant geometric forms which James Rosati created. It is made up of elements that are rectilinear, but no two lines or planes are parallel. Because of the angles of the planes in these non-symmetrical elements, the forms seem to advance or recede in space. This sense of movement is enhanced by the changing angle of sun light over the surfaces at it’s site — an outdoor plaza (and also by the movement of the viewer around the piece).

Florence Cowles Kruidenier presented the Rosati sculpture as a gift to Drake University in memory of her late husband David S. Kruidenier, Sr. who received his PH.B. in 1906 and LL.B. in 1909 from the University. Mr. Kruidenier was a long-time member and officer of the Drake Board of Trustee.

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