Procession of Ants by David Bowen

TITLE: Procession of Ants
ARTIST: David Bowen
DATE: 1999
TYPE: sculpture

Procession of Ants (1998) is a collection of fifteen ant sculptures arranged in the sunken flower bed on the south side of Taylor Hall. Each is three and a half feet long. How many can you spot in total? Here’s a hint: some are on the wall. Ants have tiny claws and adhesive hairs on their feet that are essentially sticky pads that allow them to climb walls. David Bowen created this piece as a student at the Herron School of Art and Design. His work explores the dynamic between art, biosystems, and technology.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procession_of_Ants_(sculpture), which includes information created by Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI Museum Studies faculty and students in 2009 as part of “A Survey of IUPUI Public Art.”