Palmer Human Development and Family Studies Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

This artwork is comprised of 3 major elements in the main lobby area of this Department that includes preschool and early childhood education teaching classrooms, family therapy and consumer therapy teaching labs: 1) a water/word wall located on both the first and second levels. Water gently flows down the limestone "slot" which is sandblasted with words--"first words" or words spoken by children as they begin to learn the language and "last words", words spoken by adults as they near the end of life, 2) the terrazzo floor in the lobby and all the hallways of the first floor, including special details at the foot of the water wall, and 3) 3 large sandblasted words on the main limestone wall (ONE, NOW, ALL).

Stone, terrazzo, water