Elements of Wonder: The Public Art of Norie Sato
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Creating over 45 site-integrated public art installations since 1982, Norie Sato (Japanese-American, b. 1949) strives to add meaning and human touch to the built environment and considers edges, transitions, and connections as important as the center. Her public art installations are located around the United States, with five site-specific installations in Iowa. Sato has created three major installations at Iowa State University - One, Now, All (1999-2000) in the Palmer Building, e+l+e+m+e+n+t+a+l (2010-2012) in Hach Hall, and most recently, The Fifth Muse (2015-2016) in Marston Hall. This exhibition of selected conceptual drawings, models and sculptural elements invites the viewer to explore Sato’s public art projects from conceptualization to fabrication and final installation.