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Public art 'Ghosts' under construction in Grand Forks Thursday

Ghosts, a large-scale temporary art installation, will be installed Thursday on South 42nd Street.

The public art will be available for viewing Friday through March 31 along 42nd Street, just south of the 17th Avenue intersection, according to lead artists Madelyn Camrud and Adam Kemp.

While the work may be viewed at any time, they said the artwork, lit from below, “may be especially compelling when viewed at night on the snow landscape,” they said in a news release.

Ghosts features farm machines painted white and positioned on farmland evocative of harvests in the past. It features three machines: the featured piece, a Versatile swather from the early 1970s, set on a pedestal; a John Deere combine from the 1960s and a 1929 McKormick-Deering threshing machine.

Ghosts honors the agricultural industry of the past and celebrates the farmers of today and the future. The harvest equipment is recognizable but transformed by light and shadow, they said.

The Public Arts Commission, Grand Forks, facilitated the production. Information about the artists and the process for creating Ghosts can be found at