White Ghost
Art Type
Media / Materials
Year Completed
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from John and Mary Pappajohn, 2011.5
Latitude & Longitude
41.585107, -93.636727
Location Description
The southeast corner of Grand Avenue and 15th Street.

White Ghost

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Nara, who often uses dogs and children as subjects in his work, has uniquely combined the two for “White Ghost.” The sculptures are glossy white fiberglass, and sit on rough stone-like bases, referencing how artifacts and monuments from the past often appear in museums. By presenting the sculptures in such a way, he considers the future ruins of his own work, and ultimately his own mortality.