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Sculptor:
Severson, William Conrad 1924-1999  Search this
Schultz, Saunders 1927-2017  Search this
Design firm:
Scopia Studios  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: tubular stainless steel; Base: concrete, painted gray
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Kinetic
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Kansas City, Missouri Planning Services Division 4600 East 63rd Street Kansas City Missouri 64130
Located Oppenstein Memorial Park Northeast corner of 12th & Walnut Streets Kansas City Missouri
Date:
Dedicated 1981
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Missouri, Kansas City survey, 1994.
Piland, Sherry, & Ellen J. Uguccioni, "Fountains of Kansas City," Kansas City, MO: City of Fountains Foundation, 1985, pg. 293-296.
Schultz, Saunders, 2002.
Image on file.
Piland, Sherry & Ellen J. Uguccioni, "Fountains of Kansas City," Kansas City, MO: City of Fountains Foundation, 1985, pg. 13.
unsigned
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Abstract sculpture consisting of twenty-six branching tubes, or limbs, in a stylized tree-like form. The fountain shoots, drips, and bubbles water, and the wind determines water's shape and form. Water flows from the tubing and breaks into droplets, mists, or sprays, which produce sun-catching visual effects such as rainbows. The sculpture's limbs are designed to move in the opposited direction of the wind due to vortex shedding.
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Control number:
IAS MO000193
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319415