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Photo: Grow
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Grow

Tim Adams
Iowa
Materials: Steel & Plexiglass
Selling Price: $5,000

Artist Statement:

The inspiration for Grow comes from my background in horticulture and landscape design. Fall color is fleeting, and often we don’t take the opportunity to experience the amazing colors nature provides. Grow reveals representative foliage colors that become visible as chlorophyll production slows in the fall. The seasonal life of plants and photosynthesis is a parallel reference to our human life cycle—we spend our lifetime converting food to grow and mature physically. Just when we’re about to reach our intellectual peak, Mother Nature intervenes, and we recede a bit revealing our amazing, vibrant true colors.

Photo: Tim Adams

About Tim Adams

Tim Adams is a 1985 Landscape Architecture graduate of Iowa State University and is a Registered Professional Landscape Architect.  Tim owns Stony Creek Landscapes, Inc. in Webster City, Iowa, a full-service landscape design/build firm. Tim is a lifelong student of the arts. His career has been built around creating and installing “One Off” sculptures and designs for gardens, entry features, parks, churches, municipalities, and schools.  Tim’s primary medium is weathered steel, stainless steel, aluminum, acrylic sheet/Lexan, and native limestone.

Tim’s inspiration comes from his professional training in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.  Natural landforms and native plants are the starting points for Tim’s sculpture concepts.  To foster sustainability, Tim strives to incorporate recycled metals and repurposed materials when practicable. His works are designed and constructed to be stout, long term installations with little or no maintenance needed.