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Artist's 'flower bomb' display comes to Moorhead

Artist David Cook poses with his colorful flowers made of duct tape. Special to The Forum

MOORHEAD — If you've noticed an explosion of unexpected color around Moorhead this week, you're not alone.

Artist David Cook, based in Hastings, Minn., came to town at the start of the week after a private donor commissioned Cook to bring his flowers made of duct tape.

His "flower bomb" display was at Rourke Art Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and shifted to Eventide along Eighth Street South on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The city said the flower display was expected to remain outside Eventide until about 8 p.m. Wednesday, and it will move to Minnesota State University Moorhead on Thursday, Sept. 13, when it will remain on display until about 4 p.m.

Cook's work has popped up in the area before, starting with his first visit to the community in 2014 when he set up a temporary flower garden near the intersection of Main Avenue and Broadway.

His work changed a bit in September 2016, when he brought his new line of sculptures — "Trashers," or large figures he made with litter collected during walks along the Mississippi River — to downtown Fargo.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is the Features Editor for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He previously wrote for The Forum and the Grand Forks Herald.

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