Reinaldo Correa, lecturer in architecture at Iowa State University, has won the commission for a public art installation at the entrance to the new Jester Park Nature Center in Granger, Iowa. Correa’s “Whispers of Nature” proposal features a central stem with “reflective droplets” and four stacked metal rings on which he intends to cut patterns referencing the woodland, prairie and wetland ecosystems found in the park as well as conservation-related imagery. The content for each ring will be determined through an art workshop Correa plans to conduct with students from area schools and/or other local stakeholders. The sculpture should be installed in June; the nature center will be dedicated in August.
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