The University of Iowa

Movement & Vitality

Drostle art at Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Artist
Medium
cut glass mosaic
Status
Active
Dimension
14'
Date
2010
Description

Gary Drostle's Movement & Vitality, a circular mosaic set in the floor, depicts abstractly the Olympic sports offered in this facility. The figures are displayed in motion, as if captured in time. A sense of swirling action is achieved by the artist in this energetic portrayal of sports.

Each mosaic tile forming this piece was hand cut and assembled by the artist and his mosaic-schooled assistants in London then shipped to the United States in sections for installation.

Gary Drostle is an award winning mosaic artist who is based in London. Using both ancient and modern techniques, his mosaics focus on how the bigger issues of life can be reflected in the ordinary and everyday. Elected President of the British Association of Modern Mosaics, Drostle's teaching instruction and mosaic creation has spanned England and the United States.