In Des Moines, IA, a new public art project by Jim Campbell will be installed at the site of a public plaza called Cowles Commons. Campbell is a visual artist who collaborated on the new Cowles Commons design. His custom electronic sculptures have made him a leading figure in the use of computer technology and video as an art form. Campbell is based in San Francisco. This plaza is also the home to the iconic sculpture “Crusoe Umbrella” designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
The Cowles Commons design team is led by Ken Smith of Ken Smith Landscape Architect, a landscape architect committed to creating landscapes as a way of improving the quality of urban life.
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