Tim Adams Artist Biography

Tim Adams is a 1985 Landscape Architecture graduate of Iowa State University and is a Registered Professional Landscape Architect.  Tim owns Stony Creek Landscapes, Inc., Webster City, Iowa, a full service landscape design/build firm. Tim is a lifelong student of the arts. His career has been built around creating and installing "One Off" sculptures and designs for gardens, entry features, parks, churches, municipalities, and schools.  Tim's primary medium is weathered steel, stainless steel, aluminum, acrylic sheet/lexan, and native limestone.


Tim's inspiration comes from his professional training in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.  Natural landforms and native plants are the starting points for Tim's sculpture concepts.  To foster sustainability Tim strives to incorporate recycled metals and repurposed materials when practicable. His works are designed and constructed to be stout, long term installations with little or no maintenance needed. 


Tim's works are positioned in several public spaces around the Midwest. Tim's works are positioned in several public spaces around the Midwest. Tim's most recent permanent installations include ‘Biome’, Madison, Minnesota; ‘Eagle’s Nest’ Cascade Lake Park, Rochester, Minnesota; ‘Grow’, Urbandale, Iowa; The Greeley Colorado Street Tree; Greeley, Colorado; 'Free Bird' mounted on an exterior skywalk in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and 'Aeolian Harp & Chimes'  in downtown Ames, Iowa.  Other sculpture walk installations are located in Sioux Falls, SD, West Des Moines, Dubuque, Webster City, Clive, Urbandale, and Mason City, IA; Liberty, MO; Eau Claire, WI; and Mankato, MN.


Education and Professional Affiliations


B.S. Landscape Architecture, 1985



Registered in Iowa





State of Iowa, appointed by Governor


Tim Adams Artist's Statement

My Midwestern roots and a career as a Registered Landscape Architect have both influenced my designs. The native trees, shrubs, and perennial plants I work with daily and the rugged weather of the Midwest provide my inspiration. I use materials that are long lasting and weather naturally without needing maintenance or care.  My primary mediums are weathered steel, brushed aluminum, and stainless steel.  Recently I have begun incorporating fluorescent plexiglass to add color and light to my sculptures.  I have a full-scale fabrication studio with painting, and powder coating subcontracted locally.