THRESHOLD (2021) Des Moines Botanical Garden

Des Moines Botanical Garden,, Iowa, Juanjo Novella
Des Moines Botanical Garden,, Iowa, Juanjo Novella

“Threshold” is a 16-foot-tall leaf made of steel and commissioned by the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation.

It is dedicated to Tom Urban, Jr., a former Des Moines mayor who died in 2021.

“Pleasant Hill Gate” (also a Novella sculpture) is located at the city’s Hickory Glen Park.