Breaking Barriers is a poured concrete and bronze sculpture by internationally known artist Ivan Toth Depeña and features cleat prints in the Albaugh Family Plaza floor leading up to an Artstone portal in the form of offensive lineman Trice breaking barriers. Visitors can walk through it, following in Jack's footsteps.
University Museums at Iowa State University commissioned public artist Depeña to create this sculpture as part of the Art on Campus Collection. Depeña worked with a public art committee from concept to finalization to ensure this work of art memorializes Jack Trice. This Art on Campus committee includes representatives from ISU Athletics, University Museums, the ISU Alumni Association, an ISU Student representative, Facilities Planning and Management, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the University Museums Advisory Committee. Some of these representatives went on to serve on the Jack Trice Commemoration Committee.
The Breaking Barriers acquisition is made possible by the University Museums through the Joyce Tomlinson Brewer Fund for Art Acquisition; Office of the President; the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Iowa State University Athletics.
Image of the sculpture is a rendering; the actual sculpture may appear different.