Lupine - 2023
Lupine is a whimsical abstract rendition of the native wildflower. The brilliant green color used on the piece is abundant in spring and is everywhere. Once summer sets in, the green blends in with the surrounding greens and almost disappears. Like the brilliant green color of spring, as we age, we too seem to blend into the “surroundings” of society. We may be muted, but our true brilliant core is ever present.
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., Webster City, Iowa, a fullservice 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 plus his frequent skiing trips. 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 practical. His works are designed and constructed to be stout, long-term installations with little or no maintenance needed.
Tim’s works are positioned in several public spaces around the Midwest. Tim’s most recent permanent installations include Mt. Vernon Pocket Park, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Laurens Industrial Wave Sculpture, Laurens, Iowa; Caterpillar Kennedy Park, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Limelight, Light Valley Junction, West Des Moines, Iowa. Biome, Madison, Minnesota; Eagle’s Nest Cascade Lake Park, Rochester, Minnesota; Grow, Urbandale, Iowa; The Greeley Colorado Street Tree; Greeley, Colorado; and Free Bird mounted on an exterior skywalk in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Other sculpture installations include Iowa City, West Des Moines, Dubuque, Webster City, Clive, Urbandale, Bettendorf, Sioux City, Oskaloosa, and Mason City, Iowa. Sioux Falls and Watertown, South Dakota. Grand Island and Norfolk, Nebraska; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Mankato, Bemidji, Eagan, and Park Rapids, Minnesota; and Eerie Pennsylvania.