Unitled (Indiana Limestone) by Adolfo Doddoli

TITLE: Unitled (Indiana Limestone)
ARTIST: Adolfo Doddoli
DATE: 1976
MATERIALS: Limestone
DIMENSIONS: Sculpture: approx. 2′ x 3′ x 1’4″; Base: approx. 2′ x 3′ x 1′
TYPE: sculpture

Indiana Limestone (1976) was carved from a single piece of limestone obtained from the Wooley Stone Company in Bloomington. What does it look like to you? A wave? A sand dune? Maybe a clam? Whatever comes to mind probably refers to the fluid, organic qualities of the piece—an impressive achievement when working with a medium as heavy and dense as stone.

Italian artist Adolfo Doddoli first came to the United States on scholarship at Colorado College. In 1969, he accepted a position at the Herron School of Art, where he taught and practiced for 30 years.

To learn more about this artwork, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Limestone_(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.”