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Beyond, 2022

Published onJan 11, 2023
Beyond, 2022

Beyond, 2022

King Au (Chinese American, b. 1960)

Giclée image

84 x 48 inches

Commissioned by University Museums on the Centennial of Trice’s death. Funding provided by Joyce Tomlison Brewer Fund for Art Acquisition. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.



Inspired by:
Breaking Barriers, 2022
Ivan Toth Depeña (American, b. 1972) / Depeña Studio
Poured cast concrete and bronze
Commissioned by University Museums with support from University Museums from the Joyce Tomlinson Brewer Fund for Art Acquisition, Office of the President, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Athletic Department. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University.
Located in Albaugh Family Plaza, ISU Sports Complex, north of Jack Trice Stadium.

Walking through the Breaking Barriers installation is like walking through a canyon of narrow walls with contours of courage and might. Touching the sculpture’s walls give a sort of spiritual connection to the past, and synergy for beyond.

The narrow sliver at the top of the photograph suggests a connection to the sky, that of a continuous changing element. Beyond suggests that connection. Time past, sky change. I was able to ‘catch’ a scene of the sky that depicted a gentle face looking down, yet illusive, and leave the rest to the viewers’ imagination.

–King Au, artist statement

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