Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:41

Des Moines, IL, Body Shop is Restoring Major Sculpture

The rainbow-painted steel rings that welcomed visitors to the former Des Moines Botanical Center have been moved to an undisclosed location until the team at Scotty's Auto Body can fix them up. The sculpture, called "Spectral Liberation," was designed by the German artist Christiane Martens and installed in 1984. The whale-ribcage-y sculpture will be re-installed, with a fresh paint job, when the weather warms up at the newly expanded Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.