Commissioned by: University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library renovation, donor funded.
Culminata references the importance of a library in the collegiate academic environment. The bottom form of an open book provides that foundation for growth as individuals embark on a quest for knowledge. The columnar form of the sculpture signifies the library as the back bone for the university for which to grow. The stair stepped book forms hint at challenges one may face on their way to flourish at the top “flame” element.