Jason Soliday

Des Moines

about the artist

Jason is in his twenty-first year as an Art Specialist with the Des Moines Public Schools and is currently at East High School. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Iowa and his Master’s Degree from Iowa State University (but we won’t hold that against him). Jason’s studio work, both personally and professionally, has a focus on drawing and painting. He is also a former University of Iowa Letterman and 1990 Big Ten Champion in football.


Jason worked closely with Dr. Kartik Reddy who sponsored the project in honor of his father Sudakhar Reddy, a professor at the College of Engineering. Kartik wanted the Herky to incorporate imagery related to his father’s work in VLSI Circuit Design as well as create a superhero feel. Using a linear circuit-esque theme, we included the Tiger Hawk logo, a block “I” and a representation of Professor Reddy’s face to give the statue some flair.


UI College of Engineering, 3100 Seamans Center, Iowa City

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