[By Marcia Milner-Brage in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, USA]
Entering from the northeast corner, I was immediately captivated by the goofy duo Moonrise.east.january and Moonrise.east.august, painted cast aluminum by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (see above). As I drew, I became increasingly endeared to the pair. Their eccentric lumpy imperfection, their undefined humanness gave me a sense of welcome and acceptance.
Now, the Iowa State Fair is not the only thing that I look forward to visiting Des Moines for next summer. There are many more exciting sculptures with the backdrop of the city to draw here.