Quill II, 2020

This sculpture was made possible with the generous support from sponsor Barry Cory.

Stainless steel, aluminum,  – w 2′ x h 9′ x d 3′



I believe art, specifically public art, to be a powerful way to define a place. It transcends aesthetics to become an integral part of a place’s culture and history – a defining visual marker. I strive to create artworks that are “readable” yet complex to engage viewers over time. My sculptures explore shifts in scale, color, and perspective to complement its surroundings to foster curiosity and challenge viewers to contemplate their surroundings. My intent is to create unique powerful artwork that tells the story of a place

About the Artist – Daniel Perry

Dan Perry’s sculptures are composed in ways that imply a narrative to which the viewer becomes a witness – part of a scene; a moment suspended in time. Over the past 10 years, he has exhibited his sculptures across the United States in over 40 juried and group exhibitions as well as 10 solo exhibitions. Notable venues include the Des Moines Art Center, Waterloo Center for the Arts, and the Spartanburg Art Museum. He has also exhibited large-scale sculptures in outdoor exhibitions throughout the country. Dan has also completed 7 large-scale public sculpture commissions. Most recently, he completed large scale sculptures for the cities of Urbandale and Marion, Iowa respectively. Currently, Dan is the Art Studio Technician and Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa. He is also the Co-Director of the UNI Public Art Incubator and serves on several civic public art committees.


Website  Dan Perry Sculpture