"Woman's Head" (1976)

An Ames icon first took shape in 1976, on the northeast corner of the Iowa DOT’s complex. In 1998 and 1999, it was transformed into a more durable material. Learn how the Iowa DOT became home to Ames’ most famous public art work: “Woman’s Head.”


"Woman's Head" (1999)

An Ames icon first took shape in 1976, on the northeast corner of the Iowa DOT’s complex. In 1998 and 1999, it was transformed into a more durable material. Learn how the Iowa DOT became home to Ames’ most famous public art work: “Woman’s Head.”


Artist statement: Dennis Patton

Patton’s commitment to sculpture stems from his belief in the greatness of art and “how it touches the intellectual spirit which only humans possess.”