I create large (8'+) scale functional sculpture and public art composed of recycled metal, native limestone, indigenous field stone, and LED lighting. I use materials that are rugged, last forever, and weather naturally without needing maintenance or care. I cut, form, pound, and weld steel. I cut, chisel, and hammer stone. I have spent my life learning to create, pose, and manipulate materials as art.
Tim Adams is a 1985 Landscape Architecture graduate of Iowa State University and is a Registered Professional Landscape Architect. Adams owns Stony Creek Landscapes, Inc., Webster City, Iowa, a full service landscape design/build firm. He is also a lifelong student of the arts and creates and installs one of a kind sculptures for gardens, entry features, parks, churches, municipalities, and schools. Adams's primary medium is steel, native field stone and limestone. His goal is to design sculptures from native and/ or recycled materials that enhance the experience of those who use public and private spaces.
One example of Tim's creative upscaling is his transformation of discarded anhydrous ammonia tanks into works of art. The journey of the material from its use as a carrier of chemicals used to conquer nature to an art piece used to enhance nature is a curious juxtaposition.
Tim's works are positioned in several public spaces. He recently received the Ring Out for Art "People's Choice" award in Jefferson, Iowa, with his sculpture "Resonance". Tim has created a permanent sculpture installation, The Red Bull Memorial, dedicated to members of the Red Bull 34th Infantry Division, in Webster City, Iowa. Other permanent installations include bike racks in the East Village in Des Moines, Iowa, and also in Dubuqe, Iowa; "Seahorse" in Clive, Iowa; and other private garden sculptures custom designed for homeowners and businesses. Tim has current installations with Dubuque Art on the River, Dubuque, Iowa; Art on the Campus in West Des Moines, Iowa; Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Ames, Iowa; Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and "Ray" is currently installed in Urbandale, Iowa. Tim is currently working on the installation of a sculpture in Ames, Iowa, with an upcoming installation for Murals & More, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.