Sep 7, 2022 - News

West Des Moines approves new City Hall sculpture

A photo of a sculpture.
Artist David Zahn with "Confluence" during a temporary 2017 exhibit in Newton. Photo courtesy of David Zahn

An anonymous donor has agreed to pay for the purchase and permanent installation of a sculpture in front of the West Des Moines City Hall.

Zoom in: It's a larger-than-life upper body of a man positioned on a tilted base with his body counteracting to balance.

  • It represents personal growth and adaptation to the changes people face in life, Zahn told Axios.
  • The waives represent the fluidity of nature, Zahn said.

State of play: The West Des Moines City Council accepted the gift during Tuesday's council meeting.

  • It'll cost the donor around $18,500 and be installed later this year.
A photo of a sculpture.
Don't tip over, mister. Photo courtesy of David Zahn
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