New Addition to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park

"Pumpkin Large" by artist Yayoi Kusama

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Pappajohn Sculpture Park has recently added a new piece of art.

The latest sculpture is appropriately named “Pumpkin Large” and entails a repetitive dot pattern across its surface.

The eight-foot-high bronze structure was designed by 88-year-old artist Yayoi Kusama.

This latest addition can be seen on the Grand Avenue side of the park in front of Kum and Go headquarters.

According to a Smithsonian description of the piece, the pumpkin represents a “source of radiant energy to Kusama.”