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(Grace and Holy Trinity Courtyard Fountain), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Architectural firm:
Abend, Singleton & Associates  Search this
Designer:
Abend, Stephen  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: sandstone and black brick; Basin: limestone and concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Altarpiece
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 13th & Broadway Kansas City Missouri 64110
Date:
Designed 1976. Installed 1978
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Missouri, Kansas City survey, 1994.
Piland, Sherry, and Uguccioni, Ellen J., "The Fountains of Kansas City," Kansas City, MO : City of Fountain Foundation, 1985, pg. 206-209.
Image on file.
a (Over relief:) ALLELUIAH ALLELUIAH unsigned
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Summary:
Monumental fountain in a church courtyard. Water must travel over fifty feet throughout the fountain before it reaches its final destination, a triangular shaped pool, which represents the Holy Trinity. Water originates from a baptismal font on whose pedestal is inscribed four crosses. It then flows down a stepped brick wall, is funneled into a gutter which runs along the courtyard wall, and trickles down stairs into the triangular pool. At the end of the pool is a relief depicting columns, arches, and two cherubim. The relief was once part of an alter used in the church. Structure represents life cycle, from baptism to salvation.
Topic:
Allegory--Life  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Faith  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Holy Trinity  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Stairs  Search this
Control number:
IAS MO000141
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319231