Circle of Life
Created by Hilde De Bruyne; Cumming, IA
Hilde was inspired by the lyrics from the song “The Circle of Life” by Elton John.
“In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life."
Circle of Life was one of 9 sculptures featured in the very first Art on the Campus exhibit in 2013. A private citizen purchased the piece and gifted it to the City of West Des Moines. The piece became the first acquisition in West Des Moines' public art permanent collection. Circle of Life is located behind West Des Moines City Hall.