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Proud Peacocks

Proud Peacocks Sculpture


The Proud Peacocks and their base serve as a focal entrance to the north campus. The sculptor’s goal is to intrigue and delight with enduring texture, unlikely spatial relationships and fragile balance. He includes details such as wind direction and wildlife subjects responding to one another. His sculptures are designed to withstand the test of being viewed from every angle, giving new pleasure to the same audience at each viewing.

Presented to Upper Iowa Alumni in tribute to the fond memories of their years on this campus.


Jim Dolan has a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree from Montana State University and works with steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminum and bronze. He creates his works with welding processes and casting. His subjects usually include wildlife, human figures and abstracts. He works in a small, life- size and monumental scale.

Jim Dolan has one man exhibits in: Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana National Wildlife Association, Atlanta, Georgia National Wildlife Association, Phoenix, Arizona Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.

Jim Dolan has also received the following awards: Subject in a public television documentary series on Montana Artists. Subject of a television special on KUED, Utah Public Broadcasting System, Salt Lake City, Utah. Recipient of Federal Aviation Agency Award: Art and Architecture for Airports in America. “FLIGHT OF CANADA GEESE”. Elected member of New York-based Society of Animal Artists.



Untitled Sculpture


This sculpture presents a hollow shell that the viewer can seem to occupy. When viewed from different angles, its exterior form suggests both plant and animal, male and female. These changing aspects evoke the connection between ourselves and the natural world.

Presented to Upper Iowa University in honor of the work of Dr. Wilson C. Gill, professor of history and political science, registrar, and dean of men, 1947-1981.


David Dick