At Dargan Park, located at the corner of Madison and Fountain streets, one block south of Howard Street, a set of three statues can be seen. The statues are made of steel plates and represent the "seasons of life."
Rusty in appearance and standing twenty-five feet tall, the three structures symbolize the human "changes" or "seasons" of growth during our lives. Each statue represents a specific time in life: child, middle age, and older adulthood. With each figure a maxim (A Greek aphorism or saying) evokes what those stages embody. The Greek maxims can be found near each statue on large stones in the park.
The three metal figures are the vision of John and Nancy Dargan, and were designed and built by artist Barry Tinsley. Tinsley was born in Roanoke, VA, and earned an MFA from the University of Iowa in 1968.