Friday, May 16, 2008

Nomade turns nomad

Have you see the sculpture on the grounds of the Pappajohn Education Center? Artist Juame Plensa's Nomade is a giant sitting man made of steel letters that have been painted white. The front is open - his legs don't meet, the head is not complete. You can walk inside him! When you see the sculpture, look at Nomade from several directions. From one it seems the head and legs are solid, from the other you can see they are open. Nomade leaves in about 5 months for a 4-month gig in Michigan, (here's where the nomad part comes in) so now is a good time to see him. If you get a chance, check it out both during the day and at night. Totally different.

Source: Des Moines Register

Photo credits Gerry Rowland

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